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Thiago Alcantara's serious injury means changes to Klopp's eleven

By Charles Cornwall

Thiago Alcantara's serious injury means changes to Klopp's eleven

The Liverpool midfielder will be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury.

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for a number of weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Fulham. The Spanish midfielder limped out of the Reds' season-opener at Craven Cottage and Liverpool now do not expect him to play for them again in August.

The 31-year-old will, however, have another scan later this week as his rehabilitation from the injury continues. Liverpool were without fellow midfielders Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Saturday due to injury and illness.

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But Jurgen Klopp has remained adamant that Liverpool's transfer business is over and will not bring in any more midfielders, irrespective of their growing injury list. "We said we don't need a midfielder because we have enough - and we actually have enough, but the problem now is we get punished for something that is not our responsibility really because things like this can happen," said Klopp after the Fulham draw.

"Nobody could imagine that Curtis gets the thing he gets; it is nothing serious but he is a young boy and it is a kind of stress reaction. Bodies are like this. Naby is only ill and he will now be back definitely next week again. Oxlade happened early and now with Thiago that is, of course, not good and we will see.

"Look, a transfer must make sense now and in the long term; we have midfielders, we have still enough midfielders. It is not that we lack midfielders, but it's just some of them are injured. "This is not a good situation, I don't like it at all, but we have to see how we react on that - but for sure not panicking."