Liverpool aren’t concerned that Thiago Alcantara has suffered a long-term injury, despite him being ruled out for the rest of the season.
As per The Daily Mail, Thiago will play no further part in the Reds last five games of the season. The 32-year-old has reportedly undergone surgery to fix a problematic hip issue.
However, they claim that ‘by any means’ Liverpool don’t expect to be missing Thiago for too long. The Reds are said to be expecting the Spaniard to ‘report back fit’ for pre-season on July 8th.
Time to move on from Thiago?
How do you solve a problem like Thiago? It’s getting to the stage where it looks as though the former Bayern Munich man just isn’t going to work out at Anfield.
He’s certainly had his moments over the last three years. There have been times where Thiago has been truly magnificent. He played his part in Liverpool’s quadruple push last season and has often been a joy to watch.
But it’s also true that for two of the Spain international’s three seasons at the club, the Reds have been pretty rubbish.
That isn’t to say that he’s had too much to do with that. Had Thiago been fit more regularly though, it’s easy to imagine that Liverpool wouldn’t have been quite so rubbish quite so often.
Nevertheless, he’ll end this season having made less appearances than either of his previous two at Anfield. That’s incredibly disappointing.
As Liverpool rebuild their midfield this summer, a decision does need to be made on Thiago. If they get a decent offer for their No.6, perhaps it would be best to part ways with him. It’s become all too clear that they can’t rely on him to build their midfield around moving forward.