Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp expects Thiago Alcantara to be out until the middle of October, however, his injury is not serious now. It has now been confirmed that Liverpool’s midfielder Thiago is ruled out of the next three games. Alcantara’s calf injury will keep him away from the football match against Premier League champions Manchester City.
During Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield last week the midfielder suffered the injury, and he was replaced by Naby Keita after 62 minutes. Keita was also injured in the EFL Cup victory over Norwich City, suffering a foot injury in the first half at Carrow Road.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp according to the official club website said on Friday: “It’s not 100 per cent clear when Thiago will be back. It’s a muscle, in the calf. After the international break, probably. I don’t think anything earlier is possible. We will have to see.”
“[Keita is] Nothing really serious but it keeps him out for the next game for sure, maybe longer. It’s of course not cool when the players have a good pre-season, can play a lot of games and are now out. It happens throughout the season. Hopefully, when they come back, that’s it now and they can play the rest of the season.”
Klopp, on the other hand, expects a tough test against a Brentford side that stunned Arsenal on the first day of their Premier League debut. “I watched the press conference of [Brentford boss] Thomas Frank, and it was like one of the most entertaining things I’ve watched in the last few years. Half an hour talking about the different players – it was really good,” said Klopp.
“The football they play is incredible, the organisation is incredible, so Thomas has obviously done a brilliant job, Brentford are doing a brilliant job. They show with lesser money how possible it is to create something really special. It reminds me of my time at Mainz: we had no money, we had to be really creative in the transfer market. There’s a massive difference between the money Brentford has and Mainz had, but it shows it’s still possible.”
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