Liverpool star Thiago Alcantara spotted on crutches ahead of Leicester clash
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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been spotted on crutches ahead of the Reds' clash against Leicester, but he wasn't where you'd expect him to be.
Jurgen Klopp's side are on a six-game winning streak in the Premier League, which has pushed them back in contention for the Champions League places.
A top four finish looked unthinkable less than a month ago, but the Red Devils' dip in form has gifted Liverpool a route back in, with the Merseyside club ready to pounce on any potential slip-up in front of them.
However, they will be without the experienced Thiago for the run-in, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hip injury.
Although his injury hasn't stopped him from joining his teammates on a relaxing break in Barcelona, after the players were afforded some valuable time in the sun due to their extended gap between games.
Thiago spotted on crutches
Liverpool confirmed Thiago would miss the remainder of the campaign earlier this month, with the Spaniard required to undergo surgery.
A video circulated on social media showing the 32-year-old on crutches leaving the teams' hotel in Barcelona, posing for photos with fans.
Thiago is reportedly ready to hit the ground running at pre-season training, with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich star seemingly a part of Klopp's future plans.
He is approaching the final year of his current contract, with a degree of uncertainty looming over a new deal, with the midfielder not getting any younger
But Thiago's commitment to travelling with the rest of his teammates would suggest a new contract could be on its way.