It left the midfielder in tears, but he was able to join the celebrations after two hours and a penalty shootout, with Liverpool lifting a record ninth trophy.
The day after the final, Thiago underwent scans as journalists revealed a tight hamstring, and speaking in his pre-Norwich press conference on Tuesday, Klopp revealed he will not be available again this week.
“He’s fine again, but not fit again,” he explained.
“Always, we don’t know that exactly. Weekend, not sure. Maybe Milan. After that, definitely.”
“That was a very emotional moment,” Klopp continued.
“We were all surprised. I watched the whole warmup, I didn’t see anything, then we come in, he’s on the bed, the physio tells me he feels something.
“We had to make the decision he could not start.
“In this moment, when you are this close to playing a final, and for the one player who probably won the most silverware in the whole squad – or as much as the whole squad put together – showing this kind of emotion…
“I didn’t like that he didn’t feel that good, but the desire to play a final, I liked a lot.”