Thiago Alcantara ruled out of Liverpool’s matches against Norwich and Brentford after injuring calf in win over Crystal Palace…while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino are also set to miss Carabao Cup clash

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  • Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara suffered a shin splint on Saturday
  • The club confirmed it would miss Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game at Norwich
  • He will also be absent from Saturday’s Premier League game at Brentford
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss Norwich game due to illness
  • Roberto Firmino is due to resume training, but no return date yet

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Liverpool will be without Thiago Alcantara for next week after the Spain midfielder suffered a calf injury against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Alcantara was forced into the second half of the 3-0 win at Anfield with an injury and Liverpool said it would have to undergo a scan to determine the full extent of the problem.

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But he had already confirmed he would not play in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, traveling to Norwich and away from Saturday’s Premier League game at Brentford.

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Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara injured his calf in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace

The club said it would miss games against Norwich and Brentford and face a scan

The club said it would miss games against Norwich and Brentford and face a scan

A week after Harvey Elliott’s dreaded ankle injury against Leeds, Alcantara’s injury left Liverpool more and less staff in midfield.

“Thiago, how Gaffer said after the game, it was a calf injury. I can’t say right now how long it will take but certainly not tomorrow,” Liverpool assistant coach Pepijn Legenders told the club’s official website. Not on the weekend.”

“Let’s get back the scan results and we have a proper diagnosis. Also a shame as he was taking the game by hand, he was a proper playwright in my opinion. It’s a shame we miss him.

“We lose two impressive midfielders in a week, that’s a bad thing.”

The club also confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss the trip to Norwich after missing out on a win over Palace due to illness.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss Norwich trip after falling ill before Palace game

Trent Alexander-Arnold will also miss Norwich trip after falling ill before Palace game

Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino is set to resume training this week after missing the last three games with a hamstring problem, but he will also miss games at Norwich, as will Neko Williams.

The Legends confirmed that Alexander Arnold was not covid and praised James Milner for his performance in the writeback against Palace.

“Let’s start with Trent. Our game originally started at 12 against Palace; he took the responsibility of talking to the doctor,” said Legends.

“It wasn’t easy because these guys – it says a lot about our group anyway – they want to play everything, [even] If they feel a little unsteady or sick. But he took responsibility.

Roberto Firmino is due to resume training this week but Norwich game is too soon for him

Roberto Firmino is due to resume training this week but Norwich game is too soon for him

“With Trent speaking, I have to immediately talk about Millie – it started with James Milner’s lecture and ended with him dominating the whole right side. We’ve experienced the situation with Trent. We wanted to solve this but we found so much more.

“So, really proud and really happy that we have these players who can fill in every moment, and do what he did.

“He’s Trent, no symptoms – no COVID symptoms. We test regardless. He’ll be fine in a few days but comes to Norwich pretty quickly.”

Legends revealed that Irish goalkeeper Kaomhin Kelleher is set to start against Norwich, with Alisson Baker rested, as Jurgen Klopp looks to turn his side.

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