Ahead of the UCL Final 2022 between Liverpool and Real Madrid, the topic of the week will be Thiago’s fitness. Many fans are searching for the update, “Will Thiago play in the UCL final against Real Madrid?” Well, here we’ve brought in the latest Thiago injury update for the UCL final 2022. Liverpool vs Real Madrid Prediction, Preview, TV Channels.
Thiago Injury Update for UCL Final 2022
Let’s find out details on What happened to Thiago? Will Alcantara play against Real Madrid or not? And what if Thiago doesn’t play in the final?
What happened to Thiago or What Injury did Thiago Alcantara Suffer?
Thiago Alcantara, the important weapon of Liverpool’s midfield suffered an Achilles injury in the Reds’ last game week fixture against the Wolves. Liverpool boss Klopp withdrew him during the halftime due to that injury. Although it wasn’t a serious injury at all, with just a few days to recover, the Spaniard’s appearance in the UCL final has become uncertain.
What Did Jurgen Klopp Say about Thiago Alcanatara?
Jurgen Klopp couldn’t reveal much so far as he was asked after the game against Wolves. He said that he saw Alcantara walking with his little girl on his shoulders and hence it indicates that the midfield maestro was able to walk. So it seemed like a good sign but it was too early to call on his future. Well, the German manager was not too much optimistic but he would love to play him at any cost, to be honest. Now with still a few days away, let’s see whether the 31-years-old can play in the final or not. Whatever is the outcome we will bring you the Thiago injury update straight away here.
What if Thiago doesn’t play in the Final against Real Madrid?
If the Spaniard really has to sit out in the final, it will be a huge loss for the Reds for sure. Thiago brings balance to the English giants’ midfield. In fact, he is the most important midfield option in the side perhaps. If he can’t recover in time and eventually doesn’t start then Naby Keita should be the one starting in place of the former Bayern Munich star. In that case, club captain Jordan Henderson will be given a bit more attacking role. Klopp is expected to push Henderson forward in case of Thiago’s absence.
However, as we all know, Thiago has unmatchable creative skills, and Henderson isn’t expected to play Thiago’s role that well. Hence, it will be a real frustration for Klopp and the fans. Fans would love to see Thiago on the pitch in the final at any cost.
Other Injury Updates for Liverpool:
Mohamed Salah will certainly start although he also had a question mark beside his name after the FA Cup final. Virgin Van Djik too is all set to go. Another concerned update will be coming about Fabinho. However, the Brazilian defensive midfielder is a pretty much certain starter against Real Madrid. But still, the confirmation has to come. EPL 2021-22 All Awards Winners (Golden Boot, POTS & More).
Liverpool Probable Line-Up in the Final Against Real Madrid:
Goal Keeper: Alisson.
Defenders: Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson.
Midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Keita/Thiago.
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Diaz.