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Player urged to return from injury to improve Liverpool's performance

By Charles Cornwall

Player urged to return from injury to improve Liverpool's performance

Thiago Alcantara was injured in August and is not expected to return until 18 September 

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Of Liverpool's injury list of seven so far, with Fabio Carvalho out of the Merseyside Derby against Everton, the one Jürgen Klopp needs most is Spain's Thiago Alcantara. The midfielder picked up a thigh injury in the opening game against Fulham and has been out of action since and is expected to miss several days before returning. 

At 31 years of age, Thiago has suffered several injuries throughout his career and now he is experiencing yet another one, as he left the field in the 51st minute of the first game of the season and has already been out of action for a month. According to club doctors, he is not expected to return until 18 September when the Reds visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

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However, he could return against Rangers in the Champions League on 13 September if he shows a huge improvement in the following training sessions. The fact is that Thiago wants to get back on the pitch as soon as possible, because he wants to be part of the Spain squad for the World Cup in Qatar. Despite being one of the best players of last season, Luis Enrique has not called him up to the national team. Therefore, the Liverpool midfielder needs to make a tremendous effort if he wants to be considered for the World Cup.

On this, journalist Matt Addison opined on his Twitter account that, with Liverpool off the top of the Premier League, Thiago is the player they need most of the seven players they currently have on the sidelines, including captain Jordan Henderson, Portuguese rookie Fabio Carvalho, French defender Ibrahima Konaté, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Guinea's Naby Keita, and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. 

Why Liverpool need Thiago?  

The journalist had the following to say about Liverpool's need for Thiago: 'Liverpool have midfielders missing and the return of key men will definitely help in that regard significantly, but the control in matches that Jürgen Klopp must be hoping for has so far deserted his side. Thiago Alcântara's return from injury cannot come soon enough'. 


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