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Rumors of panic buys in Liverpool over Thiago injury, what Klopp had to say

By Wilian Estrella

Rumors of panic buys in Liverpool over Thiago injury, what Klopp had to say

The German tactician pointed out that it is not about going out to sign for the sake of signing, so he is confident in his squad to make up for the absences.

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp does not expect the 'Reds' to go into the transfer market to reinforce their midfield despite Thiago Alcántara's injury.

The Spanish international, who had to be substituted in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Fulham, is suffering from a hamstring injury and could be out for four to six weeks. This injury further reduces the German coach's options in the middle of the pitch, as he is also missing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and youngster Curtis Jones due to physical problems. The midfield was already being singled out as the club's weakest area, but Klopp said the club would have already strengthened that area had they felt it was necessary.

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"I am happy with the strength, with the size and with the quality of my squad. We have injuries. Now it's a question of how long players will be out and there are different solutions”, Klopp said in a pre-match press conference ahead of Monday's game against Crystal Palace.

"One, and there are many, that is the transfer market but that only makes sense if you can bring in the right player, not just any player," he explained. "If the right solution was out there we would have done it already. We're not stubborn, we don't say 'No way we're bringing someone in'."

The options for Liverpool's midfield

The Spanish player's absence could give minutes to Naby Keita, who the German coach said would already be available for Monday after illness ruled him out of the Premier League opener. The young Harvey Elliott, who renewed on Friday his commitment with the 'Red' club until 2027 and who already had minutes at Fulham or the veteran James Milner are two other options that could appear in the starting eleven due to Thiago's injury.