Liverpool fans have grown slightly apprehensive in regards to Thiago’s continued lack of involvement with the first-team.
The £25 million [BBC] from Bayern Munich was absent against from training on Tuesday as the Reds officially opened the doors to their new AXA Training Centre in Kirkby ahead of the Premier League return this weekend.
Liverpool await another testing challenge as they welcome Premier League leaders Leicester City and former manager Brendan Rodgers to Anfield on Sunday.
As things stand, however, Thiago looks no closer to returning to the mix and it doesn’t look as if the Spaniard will be ready to make his home debut.
Thiago, 29, has been on the sidelines for the best part of a month following a horror-tackle from Richarlison during the 2-2 draw with Everton on October 17.
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The former Barcelona maestro was touted as arguably the club’s biggest signing of the modern era when you consider his profile and the fact he is at the peak of his career, but so far he has managed to clock up just 134 minutes of action for Liverpool so far.
Remarkably he has started just one match since the Champions League final back in August, and Klopp even admitted he was uncertain in regards to the extent of the injury following the Merseyside Derby.
“There was no surgery needed, but it was still an injury,” Jurgen Klopp said earlier this month.
“The longer he is out, the longer he has to train before we consider him as a starting line-up player.”
Thiago’s absence is unquestionably frustrating as it rare a player of his quality and stature has been acquired in the transfer market by Liverpool and some supporters are growing perplexed and concerned as to when they will see the Spanish international next for the Reds.