LFC fitness update: Thiago, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Matip and more

 


Thiago Alcantara is set to miss Liverpool's trip to Manchester City on Sunday, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed.

The midfielder remains sidelined with the injury he sustained in last month's Merseyside derby, but is edging closer to a return. 

The boss also provided an update on the recoveries of Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. 

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com on Friday afternoon, Klopp said: "Doing well, that's how it is with the boys. 

"Especially Oxlade, it takes time but looks really good, but takes time – everybody knows that. 

"And with Thiago, that's how it is. It's an injury but doesn't need a surgery, all these kind of things but still takes time. 

"The challenge that day was a harsh one and directly against the leg, so still adapting but improving. It will not be too long anymore but for this game I don't think he will be in."

Joel Matip, Naby Keita and Kostas Tsimikas all returned to the matchday squad for the midweek win over Atalanta BC. 

Diogo Jota took a slight knock in the Champions League fixture, but has since been training fully with the team.

On the returning trio, Klopp added: "They are all in training, so that's really good.

"Nobody mentioned Diogo to me. Yesterday was second day recovery, he was involved. So that looked fine."

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