Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set to face two games on the sidelines after the calf injury he picked up in the Premier League against Crystal Palace. The Spaniard had to be taken off during their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. The club is reportedly awaiting results of the scan but the midfielder has been ruled out of the Carabao Cup as well as the next Premier League game.

“I can’t say now how long it will take but definitely not tomorrow (Tuesday) and not at the weekend,” Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said about Thiago Alcantara. “Let’s get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis. Its a shame as well because he was taking the game by the hand (against Palace), he was a proper playmaker in my opinion. In one week we lose two really influential midfielders, that’s the bad thing.”

“Let’s start with Trent. Our game basically started at 12pm against Palace; he took responsibility to speak with the doctor,” he added. “It was not easy because these guys – it says a lot about our group anyway – they want to play everything, [even] if they feel a bit shaky or ill. But he took the responsibility. That’s Trent, there are no Covid symptoms. We test regardless. He should be fine in a few days but Norwich comes too early. Then we have Bobby, who will do parts of team training but is also not ready. But progressing well. And Neco (Williams) is progressing well as well. Tomorrow also comes too early.”

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