Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara set to remain sidelined until 2021

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Spain international has made 2 appearances up until now.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara‘s recovery from a knee problem is most likely to keep him out until January.

The Spain international has not played since last month’s Merseyside derby when he was hurt in a take on which saw Everton forward Richarlison sent.

While he has trained on a number of events, the new finalizing is not currently ready to participate in sessions and the PA news company comprehends it will be early January prior to he is healthy to play.

Jürgen Klopp today offered an upgrade on the physical fitness of @Thiago6

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 30, 2020

Nevertheless, there has been no surgical treatment and no problem is required however it has implied Thiago has played just 45 minutes at Chelsea and 90 minutes against Everton.

“Thiago we have to maybe clarify it a little bit,” stated manager Jurgen Klopp

“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 actually problem and the other one was actually good news since absolutely nothing was broken, absolutely nothing was burst and things like this.

” However, as we understand now, it was still a huge influence on the knee. The problem remains in a situation like that, absolutely nothing is burst and absolutely nothing is broken which suggests everyone believes, ‘OK, you can pursue a couple of days’, however the influence on the leg was that big that it is still not OKAY.

” It is not enormous and he trains from time to time, not in the minute since we just have to understand that we have to go a couple of more actions.

“I can’t say exactly when he will be fine, but it will take a few weeks still with Thiago.”

Klopp will once again have to manage his minimal resources– midfielder Naby Keita has a possibility of being healthy however Trent Alexander-Arnold is still a little way from being ready– for the Champions League see of Ajax.

A draw will suffice for Liverpool to qualify for the knockout phase, by virtue of a much better head-to- head against both the Dutch side and Atalanta, and indicate next month’s match against Midtjylland will be of less significance and Klopp might rest players.

“I actually don’t see it in that perspective. That would mean I could count on the points already,” stated Klopp.

” We deal with the situation how it is. 3 points would be great, definitely great, and it is so clear it would assist us enormously however I didn’t think I ‘d have to discuss it.

The club are to send a postponed preparation application for the redevelopment of the Anfield Roadway stand (Credit: Liverpool FC)

“It is an important game against a really good team, that’s the way we want to approach it.”

The club will this week send a preparation application to Liverpool City Council for the proposed growth of its Anfield Roadway Stand.

Prepare for the submission– to boost capability by 7,000 to over 61,000– were stopped briefly in spring this year due to the unpredictability surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the application, the club is also looking for permanent consent to hold performances and major occasions at the Arena.

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