A number of Liverpool supporters are concerned about the extent of Thiago’s injury after a photo appeared to show the Spaniard on crutches.
The Reds could only draw 3-3 away to Brentford at the weekend, blowing the opportunity to pull three points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool fielded Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones in midfield, with Thiago unavailable after picking up a calf injury against Crystal Palace while Naby Keita was also ruled out, and now even more worrying news has emerged in the form of an image from Instagram.
The 30-year-old will be out until the upcoming international break, but there are now fears that his absence could be more long-term.
That’s because a photo that Thiago’s wife shared on social media [via Anfield Edition on Twitter] appears to show him on crutches, suggesting the injury is serious.
Liverpool fans shocked and worried
It may be that fans are reading too much into the image and that the midfielder will be back in good time, but these supporters have jumped immediately to shock and worry.
“He’s out for at least 2 months“
“So much for just a minor calf strain. I bet all my money he’s out until Christmas“
“Watch how this 2-3 week injury turns into 3+ month saga where the club go cold on any news“
“Injury FC strikes again“
“This is exactly why squad depth is needed“
In other news, some Liverpool fans are excited about a transfer rumour that has emerged. Read more here.
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