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Thiago's injury timeline may change, Klopp gets his hopes up

By Wilian Estrella

Thiago's injury timeline may change, Klopp gets his hopes up

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp spoke about Thiago Alcántara availability after injury against Fulham.

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was confident speaking on Friday that Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcántara will only be out injured for four weeks, while he did not rule out scouting the market for midfield reinforcements.

In the press conference prior to the light weekend, the German coach said that Thiago "is fine", although he did not play down the importance of the discomfort that forced him to leave the match against Fulham last Saturday.

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The Spanish player was replaced by Harvey Elliott shortly after the start of the second half at Craven Cottage after picking up hamstring problems, "a bad injury," Kloop acknowledged. "I understand he will be (out) between four and six weeks, I hope it will be four," stressed the coach, who could lose the midfielder until the end of September.

Despite Thiago's ongoing physical problems, which are also joined by those of midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis, Kloop felt he has his needs covered in the midfield.

"I am happy with the strength, quantity and quality of my squad. Now it's a question of how long they will be out and what solutions we have," explained the 'Red' coach. Among those options, Kloop acknowledged that Liverpool can look for reinforcements in the market, but "not to bring in any player", but to sign "one player" in particular.

Thiago in doubt for international duties

Thiago would also be in doubt to enter the call-up of the Spanish national team led by Luis Enrique, which will play two matches in the A2 group of the Nations League at the end of next month. The national team will play against Switzerland at home, on September 24, and Portugal in Porto three days later.

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