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Soccer-Thiago could be fit for Champions League final – Klopp

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s injury is not as serious as feared, manager Juergen Klopp said on Wednesday, hinting at the possibility he could feature in the Champions League final against Real Madrid Saturday.

Thiago appeared to pull a muscle in Sunday’s final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Klopp initially said he would likely miss the clash with the Spaniards in Paris. Although the midfielder didn’t train on Wednesday, the German said Thiago is likely to be involved in Thursday’s session.

“There’s a chance. (Right now) it looks like he could be part of training tomorrow, that would be very helpful, obviously, and then we go from there,” Klopp told a news conference. . “So it’s surprisingly good. After the game I wasn’t really positive about it. But we learned already at night that it didn’t look so bad. And from there we Went there, we’ll see,” he said.

Klopp said the players had forgotten the disappointment of finishing second to Manchester City on the dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. “Nobody feels the pain of Sunday anymore. We are really looking forward to this match against an incredibly strong opponent, the most experienced opponent, you can probably get into this competition, but we are looking forward to it,” he said. -he declares.

Centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has not played for Liverpool since sustaining the injury in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 14, is fully recovered. “Yeah, I’m fine, absolutely fine,” Van Dijk told the club’s website.

“No problem and very excited for Saturday of course. My body is definitely enjoying some rest after playing so many games, so many tense moments, and I think getting a little knock after the FA Cup final was maybe a sign that my body needed to rest,” he added.

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