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Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara set to miss rest of season with hip injury

Thiago injury

Thiago Alcantara, the Liverpool midfielder, is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery. Curtis Jones has forced the 32-year-old out of the starting lineup in recent weeks.

However, he did not make the team for Sunday’s seven-goal thriller against Tottenham Hotspur. Thiago was at Anfield to see his team win 4-3, but he was spotted limping towards the benches.

Thus, raising fears of another long-term injury layoff for the Spaniard who has been out for the majority of this season. Prior to the Spurs win, Jurgen Klopp made no mention of Thiago, and there was no update on his condition until now.

However, according to The Athletic, the former Bayern Munich man will be forced to undergo surgery to address a hip issue. As a result of which the Liverpool midfielder will not be able to make an appearance this season again.

Thiago suffered a hip injury before February’s Merseyside derby triumph against Everton. So far Liverpool’s No. 6 has missed 10 games until returning off the bench against Arsenal last month.

Thiago also made appearances in victories over Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, and West Ham United last month, but Jones’ form and fitness levels kept him out of the starting lineup.

After continuing to experience difficulty with his condition, Liverpool have opted to proceed with surgery, adding to Thiago’s long list of problems since his arrival at Anfield.

When healthy, the Spain international has been a vital element of Klopp’s team, contributing three goals and six assists in 97 appearances across all competitions since signing in 2020.

Thiago, on the other hand, has missed a total of 61 games due to various injury and illness issues, and he has only made 14 Premier League starts this season.

Thiago, who will turn 33 next year, has now entered the final 18 months of his contract with Klopp’s side, who already had five injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s match against Fulham.

Thiago joins Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsay on the long-term injury list, having been declared out for the season due to adductor and knee issues, respectively.

Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino are both out with muscular problems, while Diogo Jota is a doubt for the midweek match against the Cottagers due to a new knock.

Liverpool’s thrilling win against Tottenham at the weekend moved them up to sixth in the Premier League table, seven points behind Manchester United in the final Champions League berth despite having played one more game.

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