Liverpool midfielder Thiago is set to return from injury at the start of next week after a lengthy layoff, according to reliable journalist James Pearce.
The Lowdown: Thiago a big loss
The Spaniard has been absent since getting injured on the opening weekend of the season against Fulham, as fitness issues continue to frustratingly plague him.
Thiago has been a massive loss in the weeks since, with Liverpool’s midfield looking one dimensional without him around, highlighting his vast influence.
With matches coming thick and fast, a key update has now emerged regarding the 31-year-old’s return.
The Latest: Spaniard set to return
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Pearce confirmed that Thiago is expected to be back in full training at the beginning of next week:
“Thiago set to return to full training at start of next week. Konate expected back around the international break.”
The Verdict: Massive boost for Liverpool
This is huge news for Liverpool, with Thiago the most naturally gifted midfielder in the squad and someone who brings so much poise and control in the middle of the park.
Keeping the Spain international fit has always been a problem, but when he is available, the Reds are a completely different animal, both on and off the ball. His win ratio of 67.61% speaks volumes about his influence, labelled a ‘sensational‘ player by Jurgen Klopp.
It feels unlikely that Thiago will be thrown straight in against Napoli in the Champions League but Klopp will surely be eyeing up next weekend’s Premier League clash with Wolves at Anfield as his return game.
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