Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that while Thiago Alcantara’s hamstring injury is not a serious matter, he may miss the next two Reds’ games.
The Spanish midfielder was named in the squad to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, but was arrested shortly before the start of the match and was taken to Naby Keita after suffering a hamstring strain in the warmups.
Thiago appeared to be upset on the Liverpool bench before their penalty shootout victory, with Klopp saying the former Bayern Munich midfielder will miss their FA Cup match against Norwich and the Premier League against West Ham but could return to face him. and Inter computer League next week.
“It was a touching moment. We should have decided that he would not be able to start [the Carabao Cup final] after hearing something during the warm-up, ”said Klopp.
Asked when Thiago could return, Klopp said: “This weekend [against West Ham] I’m not sure, maybe Inter, after that.”
January signing Luis Diaz made a positive change during Sunday’s final but left Liverpool fans worried after being caught in the night.
But Klopp confirmed that this was not due to injury and simply wanted to rest the Colombian player.
“We just released him because he was tired but he was still struggling in an extremely tense game,” he added.