Liverpool are set to be without the Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara for the midweek cup game against Norwich City and this weekends Premier League game against Brentford.
.@Thiago6 Due to the calf injury sustained at the weekend, he will miss both of our matches.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2021
The 29-year-old central midfielder picked up a calf injury against Crystal Palace and he is set to be sidelined for a short period of time.
The extent of the injury is still unknown. Pep Ljinders, Liverpool assistant manager, confirmed that the club awaits the results of the scan.
Pep Lijnders says Thiago will miss this week’s trips to both Norwich and Brentford #LFC
“I can’t say now how long it will take but definitely not tomorrow and not at the weekend,” he tells club site. “Let’s get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 20, 2021
Thiago’s injury blow will certainly weaken the Liverpool midfield considerably especially with Harvey Elliott ruled out as well.
The young attacking midfielder suffered an ankle injury against Leeds United earlier this season and will be out of action for several months.
Reds will need to rely on Jordan Henderson, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Fabinho for the next few games.
Liverpool Transfers: Not signing a midfielder this summer is looking like a mistake
Liverpool lost Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldium to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier this summer and they decided to head into the new season without signing a replacement for the Dutchman.
Jurgen Klopp’s decision to head into the new season without any midfield reinforcements continues to look like a gamble.
Although the Reds have six midfielders available right now, most of them are injury prone and the fans will be hoping for some luck on the injury front.
Liverpool have started the Premier League campaign in an impressive fashion and they are currently level on points with league leaders Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have certainly shown that they could be one of the contenders for the Premier League title this season but the lack of depth could prove to be a major issue if injuries continue to pile up.
Although the Reds have enough talent to beat Norwich City in the midweek cup match, they will be hoping Thiago can return to action soon.