Thiago could be fit for Champions League final against Real Madrid: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara could feature in the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday.

Thiago could be fit for Champions League final against Real Madrid: Jurgen Klopp (Reuters Photo)

Thiago could be fit for Champions League final against Real Madrid: Jurgen Klopp (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thiago Alcantara could be fit for Champions League final against Real Madrid: Jurgen Klopp
  • Thiago appeared to pull a muscle during Sunday’s final Premier League game
  • Fabinho was declared fit to return to training with his teammates

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that star midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be cleared fit to play in Sunday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Notably, Klopp had earlier said that Thiago was likely to miss out on the clash with the La Liga champions in Paris after the midfielder appeared to pull a muscle during Sunday’s final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Although the midfielder did not train on Wednesday, the German said that Thiago would likely be involved in Thursday’s session, after tests showed the injury to be less serious than feared.

“There is a chance. (At this) moment, it looks like he could be part of training tomorrow, that would be pretty helpful, obviously and then we go from that,” Klopp told a news conference.

“So it is surprisingly good. After the game, I was not really positive about it. But we got news at night already that it doesn’t look that bad. And from there we went, we will see,” he said.

Klopp said the players had already put the disappointment of finishing runners-up to Manchester City on Sunday’s dramatic final day of the Premier League season, out of their minds.

“Nobody feels the pain from Sunday anymore. We are really just looking forward to this game against an incredibly strong opponent, the most experienced opponent, you can probably get in this competition, but we are looking forward to it,” he said.

Liverpool received more good news on the injury front on Wednesday with the news that Fabinho was declared fit to return to training with his teammates.



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