Thiago Operation Booked This Week – Blow To Reds’ Season Climax
As Liverpool’s season reaches its climax, their midfield maestro Thiago finds himself cruelly ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. The Spaniard has succumbed to a persistent hip injury, necessitating a minor surgical intervention to address the issue.
Thus, Liverpool faithful must resign themselves to a Thiago-less finale, as the Reds face Fulham, Brentford, Leicester City, Aston Villa, and Southampton in their remaining Premier League fixtures.
Since making the move from Bayern Munich in 2020, the 32-year-old midfield magician has faced his fair share of injury woes. This season, Thiago has graced the starting line-up in a mere 22 matches across all competitions, having only recently returned from a two-month absence due to a hip flexor complication.
As Thiago enters the twilight of his contract this summer, he managed to make cameo appearances from the bench against Arsenal, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, and West Ham before being deemed unfit for the thrilling victory over Tottenham last weekend.
Given his lingering discomfort, the decision for Thiago to undergo surgery was deemed necessary, leaving Liverpool to navigate the remainder of the season without their orchestrator.
Compounding manager Jürgen Klopp’s selection headache, Liverpool will also have to face Wednesday’s Premier League bout against Fulham without the services of Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita. Diogo Jota, too, remains an injury concern, as he grapples with an ongoing back issue.