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Thiago out with hamstring injury: How serious is it?

Thiago Alcantara - Liverpool
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The Reds midfielder limped off the pitch during his side’s Premier League opener against Fulham.

Fulham held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool’s tough start to the season saw Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah nullify Aleksandar Mitrović’s brace. Klopp was forced to bring Harvey Elliot in at the 51st minute as Thiago Alcantara sustained a hamstring injury.

The Spaniard joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas and Ibrahima Konate on Liverpool’s injury list.

“Thiago will undergo further assessment to determine the severity of it [the injury],” a statement from the club reads.

Liverpool will most likely provide another update on Thiago, revealing the severity of the injury. 

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However, given his injury records, a hamstring relapse could keep the Spaniard sidelined for their next league game against Crystal Palace.

Klopp used former Fulham stars Harvey Elliot and Fabio Carvalho to cover for Thiago’s absence on Saturday. However, his midfield options also include Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and James Milner.

Klopp was upset with his team’s performance after the game. However, he urged the club to avoid panic signings after his side’s injury-riddled start to the league.

The German boss said after the game: “A transfer must make sense now and in the long-term; we have midfielders, we have still enough midfielders. 

“It is not that we lack midfielders, but it’s just some of them are out. 

“This is not a good situation, I don’t like it at all, but we have to see how we react on that – but for sure not panicking.”