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Liverpool without key man for upcoming fixtures

Following an injury against Crystal Palace, Liverpool will be without a key midfielder for following fixtures.

Liverpool have confirmed that they will be without Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara for at least the next two fixtures.

The 30-year-old came off on the hour mark against the Eagles, being replaced with eventual goal scorer Naby Keita. 

Thiago limped off with a calf injury, with the club waiting on scan results to determine the full extent of the injury. 

Thiago Jurgen Klopp

Despite not know the full extent of the injury, Pep Lijnders has ruled out Thiago featuring against Norwich and Brentford, saying "I can't say now how long it will take but definitely not tomorrow (Tuesday) and not at the weekend," in his press conference.

The Spaniard is a big loss for the Reds, really impressing in recent games following is £20million move from Bayern Munich in 2020. 


Lack of depth in midfield is, fortunately, something that Liverpool don't struggle with, having James Milner, Curtis Jones, Keita as well as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to fill in Thiago's position.

This doesn't mean he won't be a big blow, however, with the Spaniard having a technical ability that is unmatched by any of the other options. 


"For the moment, I am really happy. Only really bit is Thiago. He felt his calf but we hope it is not too serious," said Jurgen Klopp following the game, highlighting Thiago's importance to the side. 

Hopefully, it will prove to just be a short spell on the sidelines for the Spaniard.

With Harvey Elliott currently out with a long-term injury, the Reds could do with keeping Thiago's creativity in their team.