Jurgen Klopp talks about Thiago Alcantara’s return to the team
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed to the media that summer signing Thiago Alcantara is close to making a return to the team after succumbing to an injury.
The Spanish midfielder has only been able to register two appearances for the Premier League defending champions since his arrival from Bayern Munich in the summer, having succumbed to a knee injury in their Merseyside derby draw against Everton back in October, a game which ended win a 2-2 draw at the Goodison Park as australia online casino delivered the predictions to the fans.
Klopp can now confirm that the 2019/20 Champions League winner has returned to the training pitch with the rest of his team, despite the fact that there is still a long road to fitness for him to walk before he can be considered fit for a game.
Speaking to the reporters, the German coach said: “Thiago has trained in part with the team so far, but on Friday, he trained the full session. But it was a reduced session so we couldn’t do that [full session].
“He just has to be part of team training [regularly]. It’s not about being part of team training one day and then you can play football in the Premier League.
“So it looks quite promising at the moment but I cannot say more about it, to be honest. I don’t know. I think the plan was that if he trains [on Monday] completely normally then we will see.”
While Klopp’s comment put off all hopes of the Spanish midfielder featuring in their Premier League game against Newcastle United on Wednesday, there is a possibility he could return to the team for their game against Southampton on Monday or against Aston Villa on January 8 for their FA Cup tie match.
Thiago’s return to the team could let the Red’s team see a significant boost, as they have had their fair share of players being for this season so far.
The Merseyside club will be missing defenders Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk for most of the campaign, after the duo both succumbed to serious knee injuries, which required surgery.
Joel Matip was the latest Liverpool player to be added to the sideline list after picking up a thigh injury during their 1-1 home draw against West Brom on Sunday just as many high roller online casinos have predicted.
Naby Keita is battling with a muscle injury, while summer signings Konstatinos Tsimikas and Diogo Jota have been ruled out of next month’s games due to knee injuries.
And despite these injuries, Liverpool still retains a three-point lead in the first position on the League table, while also clearing their Champions’ League group stage at the top.