Liverpool supporters were handed some positive news on the injury front after Jurgen Klopp revealed Thiago Alcantara could make his return to action against West Ham on Saturday – he was pictured at Melwood doing an individual session yesterday.
The Spain international has been out of action since the 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park just over a week ago.
Despite clocking up 90 minutes of action during his full Liverpool debut, the 29-year-old complained of serious discomfort after Thiago fell victim to a horror-challenge from Richarilson, who subsequently was sent off.
Thiago was then sent to hospital after the match for a scan amid initial fears that the former Barcelona maestro may have sustained a serious knee problem.
Klopp revealed that Thiago, alongside Joel Matip and Naby Keita, will be absent on Tuesday for Liverpool’s Champions League meeting with FC Midtjylland at Anfield but didn’t rule out the possibility of featuring against West Ham.
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Asked to provide an injury update on the fitness of the previously aforementioned trio, Klopp said: “I don’t think so [they will be available].
“It is still what I said last week, we take it day by day but it still looks like they will need a few more days, so for tomorrow night, they will probably not be ready.”
Despite Klopp ruling out the possibility of a potential European debut at Anfield, club sources [ECHO] are confident Thiago is closing in on a return to action and his recent absence can be deemed due to the club’s caution with regards to a testing fixture schedule.
Thiago was involved during Monday’s training session at Melwood after he was pictured taking part in an individual session with the view of making a comeback against West Ham at the weekend.
— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) October 26, 2020
It is key that the Spaniard is involved in some capacity against David Moyes’ side come Saturday if Liverpool are to get Thiago back up to speed ahead of a key double-header next week against Atalanta and Manchester City next week.
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