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Thiago to miss two games due to injury

Mon 20 September 2021 | 12:18

The Liverpool midfielder suffered a calf injury during the Reds’ 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Thiago Alcantara was substituted in the 62nd minute of Liverpool’s game against Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Spanish midfielder is awaiting further scan results but he has been ruled out of his side’s upcoming games against

Norwich City

and

Brentford

.

"I can't say now how long it will take but definitely not tomorrow (Tuesday) and not at the weekend,"

Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders said.

"Let's get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis. A shame as well because he was taking the game by the hand (against Palace), he was a proper playmaker in my opinion.

"In one week we lose two really influential midfielders, that's the bad thing."

Trent Alexander-Arnold

and

Robert Firmino

will also miss the Carabao Cup match at Carrow Road. Alexander-Arnold missed the Crystal Palace game due to illness, while Firmino is recovering from a hamstring injury.

"Let's start with Trent. Our game basically started at 12 pm against Palace; he took responsibility to speak with the doctor,"

said Lijnders.

"It was not easy because these guys - it says a lot about our group anyway - they want to play everything, [even] if they feel a bit shaky or ill. But he took the responsibility.

"That's Trent, there are no Covid symptoms. We test regardless. He should be fine in a few days but Norwich comes too early.

"Then we have Bobby, who will do parts of team training but also not ready. But progressing well. And Neco (Williams) is progressing well as well. Tomorrow also comes too early."

Despite their great start to the season, many observers believe injuries might prevent Jurgen Klopp’s side from maintaining consistency with their performances. In contrast to other Premier League frontrunners, Liverpool spent a relatively quiet transfer window this summer, with the signing of

Ibrahima Konate

from RB Leipzig being their most notable transfer.

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