Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has issued an update on the injury situation regarding Thiago Alcantara. It might not be what fans wanted to hear.
Liverpool will be without Thiago Alcantara until January at least, with the midfielder still having issues with his knee as per Jurgen Klopp.
The Spaniard has not featured for the Reds since last month’s Merseyside derby. In that game, he was victim of a nasty challenge from Richarlison, which earned the Everton man a red card.
Thiago is already in light training but it appears he might not be able to return to action until the new year as it stands.
“Thiago we have to maybe clarify it a little bit,” said manager Jurgen Klopp as quoted by Sky Sports.
“On that day when Thiago got injured in that challenge in the Everton game, there was another bad injury (to Virgil van Dijk) and after the scans it was like one was really bad news and the other one was really good news because nothing was broken, nothing was ruptured and stuff like this.
“But, as we realise now, it was still a massive impact on the knee. The problem is in a situation like that, nothing is ruptured and nothing is broken and that means everybody thinks, ‘OK, you can go after a few days’, but the impact on the leg was that big that it is still not OK.
“It is not massive and he trains from time to time, not in the moment because we just have to realise that we have to go a few further steps.
“I can’t say exactly when he will be fine, but it will take a few weeks still with Thiago.”
It means Thiago has played just 45 minutes at Chelsea and 90 minutes of Premier League action against Everton. The good news for Liverpool though is that the player has no setback of any sort.