Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed an absence for the Reds as Thiago Alcantara misses their match against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon, despite making progress – with the manager refusing to take any risks when it comes to his recovery.
Thiago, who has been sidelined with an injury sustained during the Merseyside derby draw with Everton in October, will not feature against the Baggies this afternoon following Klopp’s candid confirmation.
Liverpool without Thiago
Indeed, the Spaniard has been making steady progress in his return from injury but will not be considered for match action until he is able to take part in numerous full first team training sessions.
Despite the ‘phenomenal‘ summer signing missing West Brom, Klopp’s latest injury update brings a slice of good news for Reds supporters as Thiago continues to make significant progress in coming back.
His exact return date is still unknown, with Klopp erring on the side of caution, but his ‘first steps back‘ towards training hint at optimistic news for Liverpool as key first teamers slowly make their return.
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Meanwhile, both Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner ‘could come into contention‘ depending on developments, gifting Liverpool a potential boost as both players may be able to feature against Sam Allardyce’s side.
This injury news, whilst confirming Thiago will in fact miss West Brom, arguably goes a more positive direction as the club aim to rehabilitate their absentees.
Given his positive steps towards a return, Liverpool fans could see his comeback in the near future, but definitely not this afternoon.
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