How will the midfield of Liverpool look without Thiago?

How will the midfield of Liverpool look without Thiago?

Midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara faces several weeks out for a hamstring issue, so how do Liverpool get going without him?

Thiago is set to miss a number of weeks on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in Liverpool’s opening Premier League game against Fulham. The Spaniard is a class player on the pitch, there is no denying the fact but his disruptive series of injuries makes it very annoying.

The Liverpool No.6 adds to the injury absentees’ list of the Reds. Moreover, with the absence of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Curtis Jones and the return of Naby Keita from illness, there is a sense of worry in some Liverpool fanbases regarding the Merseysider’s midfield options.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp seems confident with the midfield options in the Reds’ arsenal.

How will Klopp set up midfield without Thiago in the upcoming games of Liverpool?

Elliott alongside Fabinho and Henderson

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Upon Thiago’s injury at Craven Cottage, he was replaced by former Cottager Harvey Elliott by Klopp.

Moreover, Elliott has also signed a new contract lately, which indicates how highly Klopp rates him going forward. The 19-year-old has impressed so far every time he wears the Liverpool shirt.

Should Elliott take a spot in the midfield three, the teenager will be deployed on the right-hand side and Henderson will move into the left.

Keita alongside Fabinho and Henderson

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Naby Keita will be eyeing to be a regular starter with Thiago’s absence and why shouldn’t he?

The Guinea international has a lot of potential and he brings a different dynamic to the team. Furthermore, Keita is suited for the left side of the midfield.

With Keita entering the final year of his Anfield contract, the Guinean has a huge chance to impress Liverpool’s hierarchy with a new deal.

Milner alongside Fabinho and Henderson

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This is a guy who can literally fill any role in the squad. It’s a blessing to have a player like Milner in the Liverpool squad.

The 36-year-old is playing his eighth year in Liverpool after signing a new one-year deal in the summer. With Klopp rating him very highly, at times he will fill in the left side of midfield leaving a void with Thiago’s injury.

If Klopp wants to add more firmness and ensure his midfield’s pressing game is on point, Milner is the obvious choice.

Will we finally see a change in formation? from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1?

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A double pivot midfield of Fabinho and Henderson with Salah and Diaz on right-wing and left-wing respectively. Furthermore, we’ve got an attacking midfielder in the form of Roberto Firmino filling up the No.10 role.

However, apart from Firmino, teenager Fabio Carvalho is also tailor-made for the No.10 role. The Teenager caught the eyes of many playing No.10 at Fulham.

Then we have new signing Nunez upfront.

That looks pretty tasty, doesn’t it?

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