Jamie Carragher gave a reaction to Sky Sports as injury threatens to rule Thiago out of the Champions League final. Liverpool will desperately want him fit.
Liverpool suffered disappointment on Sunday as they narrowly missed out on the Premier League title. The Reds beat Wolves at Anfield but Manchester City came back from two goals down to beat Aston Villa and claim the trophy.
Now, Liverpool can quickly move on, of course. They have the Champions League final against Real Madrid to worry about and a potential seventh European Cup. However, they potentially suffered a blow in that regard on Sunday, too.
Thiago left the pitch ahead of half-time at Anfield. He didn’t return for the second half and Sky Sports claim it’s a hamstring injury. Jurgen Klopp wasn’t open with the specifics of the injury after the game but did confirm that it’s a ‘lower body’ problem that could be bad news.
Thiago really could miss the Champions League final, then. A hamstring issue isn’t easy to manage and Liverpool must prepare themselves for disappointment with his scan on Monday.
Thiago potentially missing the Champions League final
Jamie Carragher gave a reaction to the injury while on Sky Sports. He feels Liverpool are in a much weaker position without their playmaker – but not a disastrous one.
“If [Liverpool] play the Champions League final with their best team, then I think they win the game,” said Carragher. “But if [Thiago’s] out, maybe Fabinho’s not there, then it’s not the best team.
“Maybe it becomes more 50/50. Liverpool can still win the game, of course, but that will be a blow because they don’t have anyone else like him.”
It would be a massive blow to Liverpool as Thiago has been in remarkable form this season. They’re simply not as good a side without him.
In better news, it does appear that Fabinho will be fit to return for the final. That certainly makes things easier – but as Carragher says, Liverpool are in a much stronger position with their entire first XI fit. We’ll cross our fingers.