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Liverpool suffer major blow ahead of Champions League Final

As if being pipped to the Premier League title wasn’t a big enough blow, it looks as though Liverpool will have to battle for Champions League success without one of their key men on Saturday 28th.

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That is according to a report shared by The Athletic’s James Pearce, who claims that Jurgen Klopp is concerned that Spanish maestro Thiago will not be fit for the Champions League Final against Real Madrid, due to the injury that occurred in the final game of the Premier League season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Speaking after the game, Pearce took to Twitter to say: “Thiago set to undergo a scan. Would be a massive blow if he misses the CL final.”

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Bad news for Liverpool

Thiago’s injury on the final day of the Premier League season serves as a massive blow for Klopp and co.

After what was a tricky start to life in English football last season, the Spaniard has been nothing short of sensational for the Reds in their original hunt for the unprecedented quadruple.

Whilst he has managed one goal and four assists along the way in the league, his game is not about direct end product as such.

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It’s his ability to dictate the play and create for teammates that makes him so important in Klopp’s side.

His average of 3.21 shot-creating actions and 3.42 tackles per 90 are evidence of his split ability to carry out both parts of the game with excellence, whilst his average of 96.89 touches per 90 are exceptionally high also.

He’s a key asset for Klopp in possession and with his average of 70.67 carries per match, he is an enabler for Liverpool.

Although, if his record against Real Madrid is anything to go by, it might be best if he isn’t included in the Liverpool squad to face the La Liga giants on Saturday 28th – having won one, drawn five and lost seven against Los Blancos in the 13 times he’s played against them.

That said, if the Spanish dynamo does miss the final weekend, Klopp and the club’s adoring supporters will be gutted.

In other news: Terms agreed: Liverpool closing in on “magnificent” £60m gem, he’s Thiago 2.0 

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