Thiago Alcantara is allegedly out for a month due to an injury, giving Liverpool another setback. The Merseyside giants are presently ranked 10th in the Premier League rankings after a disastrous domestic season.
Jurgen Klopp has struggled with selection because of multiple big injuries to key players. However, it is not only about the injured players but a number of important players have underperformed this season.
Apart from the injury setbacks, Mohamed Salah is one of the star players facing criticism at the moment. While Virgil van Dijk hasn’t played since January 2 due to a hamstring injury.
And the front three keeps shuffling Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota not being present due to injuries for most of the season so far. According to reports, Thiago could be out for significant number of games.
Although a number of players have returned to training ahead of the Everton derby clash. The Spaniard was rumoured to have hurt his hip earlier in the week.
Thus, preventing him from practising in the days leading up to the match with their neighbours.
However, Thiago won’t be present for just Monday’s match at Anfield, according to The Telegraph.
According to the report, the 31-year-old might not return to the field until the middle of next month.
During injury, Thiago will miss some crucial matches for Liverpool
The eight games Liverpool has scheduled up to and including March 15, include a 2nd-leg meeting against Real Madrid in the Champions League’s round of 16.
During that time, Liverpool also has two potentially season-defining games at home against Manchester United and a trip to Newcastle United.
Despite having a history of fitness concerns, Thiago has played in 22 starts and two substitute appearances across all competitions this season.
For the match against Everton, Klopp will be free to use Fabinho, who was forced to miss the loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers owing to sickness.
After coming off the bench at Molineux, Jordan Henderson is also a candidate to start, and both players may be summoned back to the team.
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