Jurgen Klopp gives latest injury update on Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara is edging closer to full team training.

The highly-touted Spanish midfielder made only two appearances for the Reds since his arrival from Bayern Munich in September.

During the Merseyside derby, Thiago suffered the same degree of damage as Virgil van Dijk from a dangerous tackle by Richarlison which earned him a red card.


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Klopp was asked whether Thiago was eager to return: “He is, he is. We already made jokes here; I said, ‘I think we should sign Thiago for January!’

“He gets closer and closer and he is in a good way, but we will not rush it, we cannot rush it and he will not [either] because he is not allowed to rush it. Of course, it’s nice having him on the pitch, training, doing a lot of stuff, but he is not in team training yet and that’s actually the final step.

“We will see how this weekend looks with him on the pitch and then next week [see if he] can be in team training. I don’t know in the moment 100 per cent. There are a few tests, he has to pass a few tests on the pitch until we make that decision.

“That’s not only for him the case. With Millie it will be similar, with Shaq it will be similar… if I forgot somebody it’s not because I am disrespectful, it’s just a lot of players are injured in the moment.”


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