Liverpool midfielder Thiago will miss the Reds’ important Champions League clash with Ajax through injury, as shared by James Pearce and Jurgen Klopp.
The Lowdown: Big game for Reds
The Reds are still reeling from last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat away to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, but focus now turns to European action.
Klopp’s men make the trip to Ajax on Wednesday evening knowing that a win or a draw will secure a place in the knockout stages early next year.
Injuries are continuing to plague Liverpool ahead of the game, however, and one big blow has come their way.
The Latest: Thiago ruled out
Taking to Twitter, Pearce said that Thiago wasn’t part of training on Tuesday – stating:
“Nunez and Konate in training at Kirkby but no sign of Thiago.”
Thereafter, Klopp then confirmed the Spaniard would miss tonight’s blockbuster clash in the Netherlands – sharing news he is ‘still out’.
The Verdict: Injury-prone figure
Thiago is a wonderful footballer, being hailed as ‘world-class’ by Gary Neville, but his injury record continues to leave a lot to be desired.
Fitness issues have been a problem for the 31-year-old throughout his career and there is little chance of that changing at this point in his footballing life.
Thiago’s constant frustrating absences further highlight the need for midfield reinforcements in January and next summer, with too many current players incapable of staying fit for long periods.
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