Liverpool have been given a boost after Spain manager Luis Enrique named his squad for this month’s friendlies against Albania and Iceland, with Thiago left out.
They will then face up to nine fixtures in April, including two Champions League quarter-final legs against Benfica, home clashes with Man United and Everton and, most prominently, the trip to Man City.
He has not been called up for any of the four breaks this season, after playing just 64 minutes of a possible six games at the summer’s Euros.
It is likely, then, that Enrique has made the decision to move forward without Liverpool’s No. 6, with an emphasis on young talent as Barcelona teenagers Gavi and Pedri come to the fore.
For Liverpool, this can be considered a real positive, with Thiago able to rest over the two-week break before, hopefully, returning fresh for the upcoming fixtures.