Sources: Thiago out for up to six weeks

Sports

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be out of action for up to six weeks because of injury, sources have told ESPN.

The Spain international limped off the pitch early in the second half with a suspected hamstring strain during Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Fulham.

Premier League team-by-team guide and burning questions
– O’Hanlon: Ranking the Premier League’s best players (E+)

Thiago‘s injury comes at a bad time for Liverpool, who are still without midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones.

“This isn’t a good situation. I don’t like it at all. We have to see how we react on that, but for sure not panic,” Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said.

The transfer window closes on Sept. 1 but Klopp indicated Liverpool will not make a rash decision regarding signing new players.

“A transfer must make sense now and in the long-term,” he said. “We have eight midfielders. We still have enough midfielders. It’s not that we lack midfielders, it’s just some of them are injured.”

Injuries limited Thiago to 24 league appearances last season.

Thiago, 31, will miss multiple games, including the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park on Sept. 3.

He could return in time for Liverpool’s league game at Chelsea on Sept. 18.

Articles You May Like

Ukraine makes gains in Kherson days after Russia announced annexation
Train firm rolls out new tech to tackle ‘leaves on line’ autumnal delays
Truss sticks by plan but admits mistakes – and says top-rate tax cut was chancellor’s idea
Energy bills are going up from today – here’s what you need to know
NASA, SpaceX to Explore Methods to Boost Hubble Telescope Orbit to Extend Lifespan