Thiago Alcantara will miss Liverpool’s games against Norwich City and Brentford
because of the calf injury he suffered against Crystal Palace. The Spain
international was withdrawn during the second half of Saturday’s 3-0 win at Anfield.
the reds have already confirmed he will miss Tuesday’s trip to Norwich in the Carabao
Cup and Saturday’s Premier League game away to Brentford.
Alcantara’s injury leaves Liverpool more short-staffed in midfield a week after Harvey
Elliot’s horror ankle injury against Leeds.
The gaffer said after the game, it was a calf injury. I can’t say now how
long it will take but definitely not tomorrow and not at the weekend,” Liverppol
assistant coach Pepijn Lijnders told the club’s official website.
“Let’s get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis. A shame as well
because he was taking the game by the hand, he was a proper playmaker in my
opinion. A shame that we miss him.
“In one week we lose two really influential midfielders, that’s the bad thing.”
The club also confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss the trip to
Norwich after missing the win over Palace due to illness.
Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino is set to start training again this week after missing the
last three matches with a hamstring problem but he will also miss the game at
Norwich, as will Neco Williams.