“You would love him at your football club. I think he is fantastic”
“I think he is fantastic. Yes, he goes over that line quite often but he does bring something special to that side.”
Chelsea will be without John Terry, who suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s draw with Swansea, and Thompson says the home side will miss their veteran defender.
He added: “It will be a big blow. The years might be catching up with him but he’s always been about reading the game.
“He’s never had great pace but he organises at the back and I think he will be a big miss. He plays such a major role in that team in the backline.”
Liverpool legend Thompson is excited to see Jurgen Klopp’s summer signing Sadio Mane in action again.
He said: “I think Klopp needed someone with great pace behind the front man, and Mane gives you that.