Many Liverpool fans saw red over the news that midfielder Thiago Alcantara is to miss Saturday’s lunchtime clash with Brighton in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old has been sidelined ever since he picked up an injury during the Reds’ 2-2 draw against Everton, which saw the colossal Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury.
The Liverpool Echo revealed that Thiago is among four or Jurgen Klopp’s key assets that will not feature, including Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed this in his pre-match press conference, stating that he was still in recovery and they will have to monitor his progress.
Will Thiago feature again before Christmas?
Having only played 135 minutes of Premier League football so far this season (Whoscored), supporters became frustrated over his lack of fitness, with some bizarrely suggesting that he should be sold.
Fans not impressed with Thiago latest
— Luke 🇮🇪 (@VanD1jk) November 26, 2020
Thiago is a myth. We didn’t sign him….
— LIVING THE DREAM 19* 6* (@davyrug) November 26, 2020
— Will | 19 TIMES (@will_roddersLFC) November 26, 2020
— Peter Link (@TexasRed2281) November 26, 2020
What the hell happened to thiago https://t.co/oCjelEEEEj
— Philo_champion_19-20 (@IsabiryePhilo) November 26, 2020
Thiago could be the next Keita uno. I am having nightmares
— JAMESFF (@JAMESFF9) November 26, 2020
I have this feeling Van Dijk will be back before Thiago https://t.co/9pqO7Hde9m
— – (@LFCcarnage) November 26, 2020
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