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Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara out for as much as six weeks

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara can be out of motion for as much as six weeks due to damage, sources have advised ESPN.

The Spain worldwide limped off the pitch early within the second half with a suspected hamstring pressure throughout Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Fulham.

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Thiago‘s damage comes at a foul time for Liverpool, who’re nonetheless with out midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones.

“This is not a very good scenario. I do not prefer it in any respect. We have now to see how we react on that, however for positive not panic,” Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp mentioned.

The switch window closes on Sept. 1 however Klopp indicated Liverpool is not going to make a rash choice concerning signing new gamers.

“A switch should make sense now and within the long-term,” he mentioned. “We have now eight midfielders. We nonetheless have sufficient midfielders. It is not that we lack midfielders, it is simply a few of them are injured.”

Accidents restricted Thiago to 24 league appearances final season.

Thiago, 31, will miss a number of video games, together with the Merseyside derby towards Everton at Goodison Park on Sept. 3.

He might return in time for Liverpool’s league recreation at Chelsea on Sept. 18.

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