Injuries continue to come Liverpool’s way, with Thiago the latest to be sidelined having been forced from the field after just 51 minutes on the opening day.
The initial prognosis did not make for much optimism with Jurgen Klopp quickly describing the injury as “not good.”
It’s an unwelcome early blow with Thiago now to be out of contention for Liverpool until mid to late-September, meaning he is to miss up to nine games.
The Reds meet Crystal Palace, Man United, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Everton, Wolves and Chelsea before the September international break, with the Spaniard looking unlikely to feature in any of those Premier League clashes.
But we mustn’t forget Liverpool also have two Champions League group games to play in September, which means the 31-year-old may be forced to watch from the stands for the next nine games.