Liverpool blow as Thiago ruled out for weeks

Liverpool blow as Thiago ruled out for weeks


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for several weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Fulham.

The Spanish midfielder limped out of Liverpool’s Premier League season-opener at Craven Cottage and could be out in August.

The 31-year-old will, however, have another scan later this week as his rehabilitation from the injury continues.

Liverpool were without fellow midfielders Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday due to injury and illness.

But Jurgen Klopp has remained adamant that Liverpool’s transfer business is over and will not bring in any more midfielders, irrespective of their growing injury list.

“We said we don’t need a midfielder because we have enough – and we have enough, but the problem now is we get punished for something that is not our responsibility really because things like this can happen,” said Klopp after the Fulham draw.

“Nobody could imagine that Curtis gets the thing he gets; it is nothing serious but he is a young boy and it is a kind of stress reaction. Bodies are like this. Naby is only ill and he will now be back definitely next week again. Oxlade happened early and now with Thiago that is, of course, not good and we will see.

“Look, 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 injured.

“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.”