Liverpool still haven't won a game that Thiago has started, and former Reds man Dietmar Hamann reckons the Spaniard is making Liverpool worse - not better.
Jermaine Jenas stated on BBC One's live coverage of Liverpool's defeat to Manchester United that he was "surprised" by Rhys Williams and Fabinho's positioning in the wall before Bruno Fernandes' victor on Sunday at Old Trafford.
"But we can take positives out of this game, of course - I saw a lot of steps in the right direction and that's all good".
Liverpool looked more likely to score again and Salah was denied his hat trick by Dean Henderson's save, but Bruno Fernandes followed his introduction from the bench to score with a curling, 20-yard free kick with 12 minutes to go.
Lingard has been tipped to move away from Old Trafford throughout the window, with Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder a known admirer of the England midfielder.
"I think in training we stay there most of the time - me and Juan stay longer, but also Alex [Telles], Rashy [Marcus Rashford], Fred also stays with us - but I think it's only to have fun for Fred".
"It's not what we wanted, so it's frustrating", Klopp said. We scored two goals, we had other situations where we could have scored as well.
"We're gradually, layer by layer, getting better, winning tight games, so the morale and confidence is very good". "If you want to win here you have to be absolutely top and we were not".
It is hard to believe the change in fortunes at Manchester United since Fernandes' arrival from Sporting Lisbon.
The defeat meant Liverpool, the Premier League champions, have had just one win from their last seven matches, leaving manager Jürgen Klopp feeling frustrated.
Initially Solskjaer had been keen to keep the 28-year-old, but after talks with the player, has now agreed he should be allowed to leave.
But there was no repeat of that caution in a wide-open contest that ended Liverpool's hopes of a first domestic cup win under Jurgen Klopp for another season.