Jurgen Klopp unconcerned about Liverpool transfer plans in January as he backs young defenders to cope

Thiago’s recovery is taking longer than expected

“If he could have played before he would have played before but he couldn’t but he is out there on the pitch running, doing a lot of stuff, and it will not be too long any more.

“In the beginning we got the horrible pictures from Virgil and were kind of relieved it’s not that serious for Thiago, but it was always clear it wouldn’t be two or three days.

“At first we thought it would settle quickly but it didn’t and that’s what you have to accept. We will not rush it. We prepare him for the rest of the season, not for the first game he can play again.

“Players have to train in the big sessions with the team, and not only once.

“Fabinho was part of that and what we make of that I don’t know yet because I don’t know how he reacts but Fabinho was part of normal team training.”

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