Liverpool News

Klopp's plan for Liverpool's injury woes

By Charles Cornwall

Klopp's plan for Liverpool's injury woes

Thiago was effectively Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum replacement, with the Dutchman’s contract expiring 12 months after the Spaniard’s arrival.

Síguenos enSíguenos en Google News

The injuries, though, are becoming a real problem. Thiago was effectively Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum replacement, with the Dutchman’s contract expiring 12 months after the Spaniard’s arrival.

In terms of availability, though, the two players are polar opposites. In the five years he spent at Liverpool, Wijnaldum was a machine, missing just 11 matches due to injury during that time.

More Liverpool news:

You could argue that Wijnaldum, who has recently joined Jose Mourinho’s Roma on loan after a dismal year with PSG, was also more suited to the advanced midfield role in Klopp’s system.

Thiago

However, Liverpool knew what they were getting in Thiago and, for an initial £20 million, the La Masia academy graduate has been worth every penny. That said, this really is a big season for Liverpool’s No. 6. With less than two years remaining on his contract, the next year will surely play a huge part in the Reds’ thinking when they’re weighing up whether to offer him a new deal, and on what terms.