Thiago blow, Diaz update & Guardiola outburst – Latest Liverpool FC News

Friday’s Liverpool round up includes a mixed injury update from Jurgen Klopp, some encouraging comments from Luis Diaz, and a bizarre outburst from Man City boss Pep Guardiola.


Thiago injured, but Jota in contention

Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Klopp revealed that Thiago was the latest Liverpool player to enter the treatment room, having been unable to train with a hip flexor issue this week.

Thiago has some problems,” he told reporters.

“I know the problem but I have to ask the medical department what I’m allowed to say!

“With the hip flexor, stuff like this, that’s it pretty much. He was not able to train.”

Another frustrating blow, yes, but there was positive news on the fitness of Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk and Arthur.

“Diogo is the closest, he trains normal already for two days, so another three days’ training possible for him,” Klopp said.

“I think he’s in contention for the squad [on Monday], I would say.

“Bobby, the next [closest] one, I don’t know. We have to see how that looks now, how he deals with the training intensity.

“Virgil, I don’t think he’s that close already, but we will work on that as well.

“Arthur, probably similar to Bobby, I would say. That’s that.”


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Injured Luis Díaz walks on crutches . (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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Pep comes out swinging!


Quote of the day & games of the night

“There is no one anywhere in the world at any stage who is any bigger or any better than this football club.”

One of the 10 brilliant quotes we picked out from King Kenny…

Birmingham host West Brom in the Championship at 8pm (GMT) this evening, while AC Milan take on Torino at 7.45pm in Serie A.

Have a great weekend, Reds.

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