Thiago Alcantara is already making an impression at Liverpool, despite having only signed for the club on Friday.
In his first 45 minutes as a Reds player, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich star broke a Premier League passing record in his new side’s 2-0 win at Chelsea.
The Spain midfielder was announced as a Liverpool player on Friday afternoon, after completing a £25m switch from Bayern.
Thiago replaced Jordan Henderson for the second-half, the midfielder managed to control the game – and even recorded one quite remarkable stat.
Thiago completed 75 passes in 45 minutes, which is more than any of the Chelsea players did in the entire 90 minutes.
As well as that, it is also the most passes completed by any player with a maximum of 45 minutes in the Premier League since records began in the 2003/04 campaign.
And on Tuesday night, Liverpool released a vlog titled #ThiagoFriday, detailing the day from start to finish as Thiago arrives at Anfield and conducts the traditional photoshoot and announcement video.
But one moment from the video has caught the attention of Reds supporters online.
As Thiago is standing in the famous Anfield tunnel and spots the iconic ‘This Is Anfield’ sign, he then reveals how former Reds star Fernando Torres had told him not to touch it until he’s won a trophy.
“Fernando Torres told me not to touch the ‘This is Anfield’ sign until I win some trophies at the club, so I will respect that,” he said. “To touch this sign you’ve to deserve it and earn it.”
And Reds fans reacting to revelation on Twitter, have been left more than impressed with the attitude of their new signing.
Speaking in 2016, Jurgen Klopp famously admitted that he had told his players that they could not touch the sign until they had won a trophy.
He said: “I’ve told my players not to touch the ‘This Is Anfield’ sign until they win something.
“It’s a sign of respect. I touched it when I was manager of Borussia Dortmund but we lost 4-0.”
And Thiago is firmly behind the wishes of his manager, saying: “To touch that symbol we have to deserve it to win as many trophies as we can.
“That is why today I will respect that tradition.”