‘Unbelievable’ Liverpool star absent from training ahead of Arsenal clash

by | 9 October, 2022 | EPL News



Liverpool will hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League away at second-placed Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp’s charges head to the Emirates Stadium to take on Mikel Arteta’s high-flying Gunners.

Liverpool sit ninth in the table, having won just two of their seven games in the league so far.

However, the Reds go into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Rangers in the Champions League.

In terms of definite absences, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain on the sidelines.

However, there could potentially be another absence – one Klopp will certainly hope isn’t the case.

As per the Liverpool Echo and football.london,Thiago Alcantara wasn’t seen in Friday’s training session.

Liverpool fans will no doubt be keeping their fingers crossed that was just a case of the midfielder being missed by the photographer rather than anything else,’ wrote the Echo.

And football.london wrote: ‘At the time of writing, there hasn’t been an explanation regarding the Spaniard’s absence and Liverpool fans will be hoping that it’s nothing serious given how important the 31-year-old is to their midfield.’

Klopp will need all his top players, and in great form, in a game of such magnitude.

If the Reds lose, they’ll be 14 points behind Arsenal and 13 behind Manchester City, who are currently at the summit.

And Thiago is an “unbelievable”, “world-class player”  who makes a huge difference.

However, the 31-year-old has had his fair share of injury issues over the years. So any apparent absence from training is concerning for Liverpool fans.