Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given an update on Thiago’s injury and admits he doesn’t know when he’ll return to training.
The Spaniard hasn’t played since being injured by Everton’s Richarlison during the Merseyside Derby on October 17.
It’s thought he would be ready to return quickly after being pictured at the club’s training ground – but he is yet to take part in first-team training.
When asked about Thiago, Klopp said per The Mirror: “When will he be in team training? I don’t know. We will see.
“I’m as surprised as the public. In the morning I come in, we have a medical meeting and they tell me ‘yes he is in, he is not’.
“I know it’s not too far any more [for Thiago], but I have no idea.”
Klopp watched his side defeat Leicester City 3-0 on Sunday evening, but Naby Keita went off with a suspected hamstring issue to join a host of names on the treatment table.
The Reds face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night and Klopp continued: “It would be great if he [Thiago] could [play], but then he would have three days training and then play a Champions League game.
“It’s not the ideal situation. We have to see how we do it.
“I have in the moment no idea how we do it, but I can sleep at least three times and then we will see.”
Klopp unleashed a huge rant on Premier League broadcasters following the game against Leicester, slamming this season’s fixture congestion.
“It was never about us when I spoke about it,” the German told Geoff Shreeves.
“It’s about all the players, England players, players who play next summer in the European Championships.
“Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30, I’m not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players. All the top six or seven. But I know you don’t care.
“It’s really difficult for the players, that’s what is difficult. The rest is just a decision on a desk in an office. That sounds not difficult for me.
“People tell us to rotate – who? We have offensive players to rotate, yes, the rest are kids. Stop talking and start making decisions.
“If somebody tells me again about contracts I’ll go really nuts.
Contracts are not made for a Covid season. We all have to adapt. You adapt, we adapt, you’re standing here with a facemask – we adapt to the situation. So everything changed.
“But the contract with the broadcasters is: ‘No, we said we have this, so we keep this.’ Everything changed, the whole world changed.”