CRAVEN COTTAGE — Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp may just now not talk in regards to the extent of Thiago Alcantara’s hamstring harm however wired it’s going to now not push Liverpool right into a rushed switch given their present midfield disaster.
Thiago felt his hamstring move six mins into the second one part at Fulham, and used to be changed by means of Harvey Elliott all over the 2-2 draw.
It can be a contemporary blow for Thiago, who spent 4 separate spells at the sidelines closing season for quite a few problems, whilst a knee harm noticed him omit a sizeable bite of his first season at Liverpool in 2020-21.
Klopp admitted the harm used to be “now not excellent”, and whilst additional evaluation on Thiago is inevitable, the Liverpool boss used to be in a downbeat temper given the draw and new addition to his harm checklist with Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita already absent.
“We stated we don’t desire a midfielder, we’ve sufficient. The drawback is we are actually punished for one thing that isn’t our accountability,” Klopp stated.
“No one may just consider Curtis Jones will get the article he will get (a knock). Naby [Keita] is best in poor health however might be again subsequent week, and with Thiago after all that’s now not excellent.
“A switch will have to make sense. Now and within the long-term. We have sufficient midfielders, it’s now not that we lack midfielders, it’s simply that we have got accidents. We have to look how we react to that, I’m positive [I won’t] panic.”
Liverpool two times trailed to Fulham, with Aleksandar Mitrovic opening his Premier League account for the season with a double, even if it used to be Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah who rescued some degree for the Reds.
“We began the other approach we would have liked,” Klopp added. “Not excellent sufficient, now not fast sufficient, now not decisive sufficient. The perfect factor about this sport used to be the end result. Fulham would possibly say as smartly they misplaced two issues.
“I’d have cherished a lot more to play actually excellent, however we didn’t do this. It’s my task to determine why we performed like that, seven days later we seemed the other way up [compared to Community Shield win].”
Klopp: Some degree from a foul sport
There used to be little to raise Klopp’s temper during the fit, and he admitted afterwards it used to be a “actually dangerous sport” from their standpoint.
“The perfect factor in regards to the sport used to be the end result. We were given some degree from a actually dangerous sport,” he advised BT Sport.
“The end result used to be fantastic, I don’t assume we deserved greater than that. The efficiency may also be hugely progressed.
“We will have received the sport as a result of we had excellent possibilities but it surely used to be most certainly a little bit an excessive amount of these days.”