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Thiago’s injury may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.



Although losing the Spanish international is a setback for Jurgen Klopp, the hamstring injury suffered by Thiago Alcantara in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Fulham on Saturday does create opportunities in the midfield.

Thiago's injury may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League game in charge of Liverpool did not go as he had hoped, and he departed Craven Cottage displeased with what he had witnessed against Fulham.

The Reds faced an inspired Aleksandar Mitrovic throughout their game against the newly promoted team, and they were happy to escape with a single point after a 2-2 draw. Liverpool are now playing catch-up in what is anticipated to be another title battle with Manchester City after the latter put on a composed display to defeat West Ham 2-0 as a result of the draw.

To make matters worse, Thiago’s injury during Saturday’s draw added another sting in the tail. Thiago, Fabinho, and Henderson were the three midfielders that Klopp started the game with; but, in the 51st minute, the Spain international went down with a hamstring injury that would likely sideline him for six weeks.

In his post-game press conference, Klopp addressed the issue, but he reacted angrily to the idea that Thiago’s misfortune would lead Liverpool to look for a replacement midfielder on the open market.

He began, “I know what will now come up, it’s evident. “We said we didn’t need a midfielder because we had plenty, and we do, but the problem now is that we get penalised for something that is really not our fault since things like this may happen,” stated the team’s manager.

After Thiago joined Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the injured list, he continued by listing the additional problems that his midfield trio is now dealing with.

Nobody could have predicted that Curtis would experience what he does; it is nothing dangerous, but given his age, it is likely a stress reaction. The same is true of bodies. Naby is simply sick, and he will most definitely return the following week. Early Oxlade’s incident and Thiago’s subsequent occurrence are obviously bad, but time will tell.

“Look, a deal must make sense both now and in the long run; we already have enough midfielders.

Thiago's injury may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“We don’t lack midfielders; rather, several of them are injured. This is not a nice scenario, and I detest it completely, but we must see how we respond to it.Keita will be available for Monday’s game against Crystal Palace, as Klopp stated, but the German’s alteration on Saturday casts doubt on his long-term goals. As Liverpool attempted to overturn a 1-0 lead, Harvey Elliott was given the opportunity to play in midfield, and the 19-year-old might benefit from further chances to excel there.

Elliott stands in the middle of the park with Jones and recent addition Fabio Carvalho as the future of Liverpool is carried by them. Henderson (32) and Thiago (31) are both on the wrong side of 30, and James Milner is already 36, so Klopp must keep a close eye on his team’s development.

Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund may very well be transferred for a substantial fee next summer, but for now, it means allowing Elliott, Jones, and Carvalho the chance to excel on the biggest platform.

the chance for Carvalho to excel on the largest platform.

Positive early indications include Klopp’s frequent mentions of Elliott, a left-footed schemer capable of breaching defenses with a deft ball, and Carvalho, who was allowed the final 15 minutes to make a mark against his former team and who has displayed no small X-factor in preseason.

The timing of Thiago’s injury is terrible, and any absence is obviously a setback. But the cloud that Klopp’s misfortune has created does undoubtedly have a silver lining.


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