More selection chaos for Liverpool as Klopp shares fresh COVID update & Thiago ruled out

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Jurgen Klopp confirmed Liverpool will face further selection troubles come their Sunday meeting with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea after sharing an update on the availability of Taki Minamino and Thiago Alcantara in his pre-match presser.

As per Paul Gorst’s tweet citing the German’s comments ahead of the pivotal Premier League encounter, a hip injury will be keeping the classy Spaniard out of the tie in question with several stars (as yet unnamed) affected by COVID.

It’s far from being ideal for the Merseysiders, particularly should the COVID-affect players mentioned involve some of the side’s top talents ahead of what will be huge fixture in the context of the title race.

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A loss for Liverpool would leave us nine points astray of leaders Manchester City in the league, whilst a defeat for the Blues would put some even more serious distance (11 points to be precise) between the sides.

As our 3-3 comeback against Leicester City in the League Cup has lately proven, however, we’re more than capable of grinding out a difficult win without a full complement of starters in the lineup.

With Chelsea similarly needing all three points to stay in the title race, however, it’s a clash with more than significant stakes attached – albeit, one we’re more than suited to.

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