Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp says he’s not certain when Thiago Alcantara will return to first-team coaching.
The Spaniard – who joined Liverpool during the summer transfer window for a reported fee of £25m – hasn’t featured for the Reds because the 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton final month.
Whereas it was anticipated that he would recuperate in the course of the worldwide break, it appears he may nonetheless be out for some time.
Klopp has confirmed that the previous Barcelona midfielder is but to return to first-team coaching and that his damage was extra severe than it had been initially suspected.
“Thiago isn’t in crew coaching but. When will he be in crew coaching? I don’t know. We are going to see,” the Reds boss said, as quoted by The Mirror.
“I’m as stunned as the general public. Within the morning I are available in, we’ve a medical assembly and so they inform me ‘sure he’s in, he’s not’.
“I do know it’s not too far any extra [for Thiago], however I don’t know.”
Liverpool’s damage woes proceed
The unhealthy luck with accidents continues for the Reds as Naby Keita turns into the newest participant to ebook his place on the remedy desk.
Keita – who solely just lately returned to full health after a protracted damage lay-off – began towards Leicester and picked up a hamstring damage within the 54th minute. He’s positively out for the Champions League conflict and is more likely to miss the Premier League recreation towards Brighton on Saturday as properly.
Skipper Jordan Henderson picked up a groin damage while on worldwide obligation and missed the sport towards the Foxes. Xherdan Shaqiri was additionally absent from the taking part in squad towards Leicester, with Klopp revealing the Swiss midfielder picked up a muscle injury during the international break.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to first-team coaching however he’s nonetheless in need of match health. He may get some minutes from the bench, however Klopp most likely won’t take the chance of beginning him straightaway.
In defence, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are long run absentees, whereas Trent Alexander-Arnold continues to be out with a calf damage.
It stays to be seen how Liverpool form up towards Atalanta particularly with Mohamed Salah set to return after he has examined damaging for coronavirus. With Roberto Firmino displaying indicators of returning to his greatest kind, Klopp could possibly be tempted to make use of the Four-2-Four system as soon as once more that he deployed towards Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium earlier this month.