Thiago took to Twitter and told Reds it was now ‘Time to heal,’ after news broke of his positive COVID-19 test.
The Spaniard missed out on Monday’s win over Arsenal, with the club not explaining what injury he had picked up – but it’s now clear that coronavirus was in fact the issue.
Thiago’s symptoms are not bad though – and he should be fine to return to training once his isolation period is up – which will be after the international break.
We’re not sure if he’ll head away with Spain, but it’s unlikely, meaning he’ll get a week at Melwood with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Lijnders which will do him good.
With Fabinho excelling at both holding midfield and centre-back this season, it’s interesting to see where Thiago will slot in.
Jurgen Klopp could use him on the left or right of Fabinho, but we reckon the 29-year-old would prefer the controlling no.6 role – which would then see Fab paired alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back…
But Joe Gomez was exceptional v Arsenal and would have something to say about that!
Great problems for Jurgen Klopp to have…
Time to heal! 💪🏾 https://t.co/IeHLgxdqmm
— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) September 29, 2020