Thiago Alcantara: Liverpool midfielder to miss next two games with injury | Football news


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Thiago Alcantara will miss Liverpool’s games against Norwich and Brentford due to the calf injury he suffered against Crystal Palace.

The Spain international was pulled out in the second half of Saturday’s 3-0 win at Anfield.

As Liverpool await further analysis results, Thiago was excluded from Tuesday’s Carabao Cup fixture at Norwich City and Saturday’s Premier League trip to Brentford.

“I can’t say now how long it will take, but certainly not tomorrow (Tuesday) and not this weekend,” said Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders.

“Let’s get the results of the analysis and we have a correct diagnosis. Too bad also because he took the game by the hand (against Palace), he was a good playmaker in my opinion.

“In one week we lose two very influential midfielders, that’s the wrong thing.”

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The Carrow Road Cup tie is also coming too soon for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Robert Firmino.

Alexander-Arnold missed the Crystal Palace game due to illness while Firmino has been sidelined in the last three games due to a hamstring injury.

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“Let’s start with Trent. Our game basically started at noon against Palace; he took responsibility for speaking with the doctor,” said Lijnders, who confirmed that Caoimhín Kelleher will start in the goal against Norwich.

“It wasn’t easy because these guys – that says a lot about our band anyway – they want to play everything, [even] if they feel a little shaky or sick. But he took the responsibility.

“It’s Trent, there are no symptoms of Covid. We are testing anyway. He should be fine in a few days but Norwich is coming too early.

“Then we have Bobby, who will be doing part of the team’s training but isn’t ready either. But he’s progressing well. And Neco (Williams) is progressing well too. Tomorrow is too early too.”

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