Liverpool star suffers major injury set-back, he will be a nightmare miss for Klopp
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Liverpool fear Thiago Alcantara could be out for four weeks after picking up a hip injury, according to a fresh report.
Liverpool go into this evening’s Merseyside derby in dismal form.
The Reds take on Sean Dyche’s Everton side having not won a Premier League game in 2023. Indeed, they have picked up just one point from their past four league encounters, scoring two and conceding nine in that time.
Such a run has seen them drop to tenth in the league, some 12 points from the Champions League spots and 22 points adrift of table toppers Arsenal.
Liverpool’s poor form has in part, been down to a string of injuries.
Thiago dealt injury blow
The Telegraph claim Liverpool could be without Thiago for another four weeks after he picked up an injury in training.
The Spanish midfielder joins an injury list that includes several first-team stars such as Virgil Van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Ibrahim Konate and Roberto Firmino.
Meanwhile, Juventus loanee Arthur Melo is still yet to play a game in the league this season through injury.
Thiago’s absence will see him miss the Merseyside derby as well as Newcastle away next Saturday. The 31-year-old will also be absent for the first leg of the Reds’ Champions league round of 16 against Real Madrid.
The report claims it is uncertain when Thiago will be able to return from injury if it is as bad as first feared.
Klopp has received some positive news, however, with Jota expected to be back for the Newcastle game.
Meanwhile, Diaz sent a message to Liverpool fans regarding his recovery on Friday, with the player tipped to be back in the middle of March.
Speaking to Sky Sports the 26-year-old winger said: “I hope to be back soon.
“Let’s wait a little just to see when I can come back to the pitch and if it’s at the Bernabeu, it will be no worries.”