Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for a number of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during their opening day draw against Fulham. Thiago limped out of the game and is not expected to return this month. The Merseyside outfit has an injury crisis at hand with the likes of Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out.
“We said we don’t need a midfielder because we have enough – and we actually have enough, but the problem now is we get punished for something that is not our responsibility really because things like this can happen,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said about the injury to Thiago Alcantara. “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, and 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.”
“Liverpool’s first-choice midfield – and the one that played at Fulham – is getting towards the 30-age mark. You think a younger and more energetic player at some stage is needed, they’ve got those players there in reserve but they’re all injured,” Jamie Carragher said. “I would only want Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool to do that if they get the midfielder they want. Liverpool’s success in the transfer market has been down to not panicking, it’s not what they’ve done in the past, it’s not what they’re doing now and it can’t be what they do in the future.”
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