Jurgen Klopp discusses Thiago Alcantara’s hip injury with Liverpool
According to Jurgen Klopp, Thiago Alcantara will be fit for the start of Liverpool’s 2023-24 preseason.
The midfielder has a recurrence of a hip injury and will not play again this season. Thiago has undergone surgery, with the Reds opting to act now rather than later to avoid further complications.
The Spain international missed eight games earlier this year due to a complaint, and he will now miss the Reds’ final four games as they seek European qualification.
“Thiago will have surgery and is out for the rest of the season,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s match against Brentford at Anfield tomorrow.
“Yes [it’s the same problem].” Yes, Thiago is expected to return for the preseason. That is why we are doing it now.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson is a doubt for the game against Brentford after suffering an injury in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Fulham. The Liverpool captain underwent a scan for a minor issue and is awaiting the results.
Diogo Jota is still recovering from a bruised back and hasn’t done much training in the lead-up. He did, however, come off the bench against Fulham.
Roberto Firmino (muscle), Naby Keita (muscle), Stefan Bajcetic (adductor), and Calvin Ramsay (knee) are all out.
Liverpool are aiming for their sixth consecutive victory against Brentford, which would move them within one point of Manchester United in the Premier League top four race. If Klopp’s team had defeated the Bees, United would have played two more games.