Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that midfielder Thiago Alcantara is struggling with an injury.
Ahead of facing Bologna in a friendly on Thursday, Klopp admitted the Spaniard is currently suffering from a minor injury and will not be fit to face the Serie A side but should return to training in a week's time.
"Thiago came here with a slight issue. He has three weeks off and the slight issue is still (there), which he was feeling.
"We don't take any risks. He's part of parts of training and in these little things he looks great, but it's more the longer distances where he struggles slightly.
"We have to make sure that will be sorted and we are on it. I think he will be in next week, (at the) latest, in full training," the German told the club website.
🚨 CONFIRMED: Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Thiago Alcantara will miss Liverpool's contests with Bologna on Thursday due to a minor injury.— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) August 4, 2021
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