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Early injury update on 'crucial' Thiago doesn't sound good for Liverpool

A early update on Thiago’s injury doesn’t sound good for Liverpool. The Spaniard went off at half time against Wolves.

Liverpool had their emotions toyed with on Sunday as the Premier League season came to a close. Coming out of the match with Wolves, though, concerns quickly turn towards Thiago.

The midfielder went off just before half-time and never returned. An injury forced his substitution – an incredibly worrying sight ahead of the Champions League final.

And Sky Sports gave an initial update on the injury. They say it’s a right hamstring problem, though there’s no comment on whether it’s a potentially serious one.

Thiago’s injury doesn’t sound good

This isn’t good – in fact, it’s awful. A hamstring injury doesn’t heal quickly and Liverpool have only six days before they face Real Madrid in Paris.

Thiago picked up a similar problem against Aston Villa with four days to go before the FA Cup final. That immediately ruled him out of that game and we haven’t seen him in the two following games, either.

Now, that was likely because Liverpool wanted to make sure Fabinho was ready for the Champions League final. It’s very possible, then, that the Brazilian could have played if the Reds felt like taking a risk.


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They’re obviously far more inclined to take that risk with Thiago, given it’s the biggest – and final – game of the season. So we’ll just have to wait and see what happens there.

But there’s little doubt that Thiago will play if he can. He’s been in sparkling form this season, with Tim Sherwood noting recently just how crucial he is to Liverpool’s play.

“I think he’s so key to them,” he told Premier League Productions. “In his first season, it was about settling in, perhaps he slowed the game down too much. Now he’s so crucial for them to manage football matches.”

Liverpool will do all they can to get him fit for Real Madrid. We’ll just cross our fingers.

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