Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Thiago and Alisson could feature as soon as this weekend despite injuries.
The duo missed the Champions League win over Ajax with many expecting the pair to be absent for the Premier League clash with Sheffield United.
Goalkeeper Alisson has been out of action since before the international break having suffered a should injury in training.
Thiago missed the clash in Amsterdam following a heavy challenge from Richarlison in last weekend’s drawn Merseyside derby.
Though Klopp appeared hopeful that they may both be ready to return as early as this weekend.
“I don't know. We have training after the press conference, so we will see who is out there. You can only be in contention if you are in training,” Klopp said when quizzed on the condition of his No 1 and the Spanish midfielder.
“Look, in my situation, I don't want to rule anybody out until someone tells me and so far, nobody told me. Maybe I should have listened better!”
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas and Virgil van Dijk are definitely set to miss the Sheffield United clash.
And Klopp is unsure when Van Dijk will be back following his ACL injury against Everton.
“I can understand people are interested in Virgil,” Klopp added. “He is OK, it doesn't make sense we give a schedule every day. Surgery will happen at the appropriate time.
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“We don't even want to know to be honest. Recovery will take time that is clear. All people are different.
“It won't make sense to say (when he's back). Everyone copes differently so there is no need for it.”
Premier League champions Liverpool host the Blades on Saturday night before returning to Champions League action against Midtjylland on Tuesday.
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