Another blow for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp reveals Thiago Alcantara will miss the trip to Newcastle despite returning to first-team training
- Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is looking forward to the return of Thiago Alcantara
- However, he has revealed that he is unlikely to face Newcastle United
- Klopp says he has to do “a few training sessions” before he can get active again
- The 29-year-old has not played since his injury in the Liverpool draw with Everton
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is excited to see Thiago Alcantara return but has shown that he is unlikely to face Newcastle United.
Thiago returned to full first-team training on Monday after a long absence after a hasty duel by Richarlison in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Everton in October.
However, Klopp has made it clear that Thiago will need to do “some training sessions” before returning to his matchday squad and is insisting that Wednesday’s game at St. James’ Park comes early.
Thiago Alcantara has resumed full training as he looks to kickstart his career at Liverpool
The midfielder has not played since October after injuring himself against Everton
“I like to watch all my boys play and of course he had a few minutes with Thiago before he was injured,” the boss told Liverpool FC’s official website when asked if he should definitely return to Thiago would like to have available.
“Of course we’re looking forward to it, but I don’t know. It is not really likely that he will travel [to Newcastle]let me put it this way
“It takes a couple of sessions, he’s been really out for a long time after a really tough challenge – that was a reasonable impact. Nothing cracked, nothing broke, but that obviously took time and it still takes time. We can’t rush this, we won’t. I don’t know ‘
Jürgen Klopp has said it is “unlikely” that Thiago will play against Newcastle United
The 29-year-old joined the Reds in the summer but has only made two appearances so far
After Thiago joined the club from Bayern Munich in the summer, he only played twice for the Reds this season.
Thiago missed two games in September due to coronavirus and spent the entire Christmas period injured.
Liverpool will want to get the most out of the £ 25million midfielder they signed.
In addition, Klopp’s men will be keen to get back to winning ways after a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.