Liverpool midfielder Thiago set to make return to training in January

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Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Thiago will likely return to full training at some point in January, according to journalist David Lynch.

The Spaniard has always had a reputation for being an injury-prone player and his Reds career has ultimately been blighted by a constant string of fitness issues.

This season, Thiago is yet to appear for a single minute of action, with a hip issue keeping him sidelined for many months, acting as a blow to both him and Jurgen Klopp.

With the 32-year-old’s current deal expiring at the end of this season, it looks increasingly as though he will leave on a free transfer at that point.

There could still be time for Thiago to have a big say in the Premier League title race, however, and it looks as though his comeback is edging closer, with Lynch providing a key update on X:

“Thiago Alcantara likely to return to team training January, Jurgen Klopp reveals. Stefan Bajcetic’s timeline a little bit more uncertain.”
Our thoughts on Thiago’s injury return…
This is a major boost for Liverpool, with Thiago a player who possesses so much natural quality, not to mention the ability to dictate a game with his passing in the middle of the park.
Granted, the veteran midfielder has been injured too often to be deemed a genuine success story in a Reds shirt since joining in 2020, but when he has been fully fit and firing, he has been a vital figure.
As the season goes on and legs begin to tire, the hope is that Thiago is back available regularly and has a freshness in his legs that others don’t have, making a huge difference in the process.
If he could play a massive role in Liverpool winning a second Premier League title, it would immediately enhance his reputation and ensure that he has a special place in supporters’ hearts – he may already with some, in fairness – before leaving on a high.
While some may be keen to see Thiago sign an extension, his age and lack of availability means that makes little sense, which is why this should be his final year at Anfield.

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