Liverpool got a big boost when Fabinho took part in full training, with Thiago set to join him as a key midfield partner to be fit for the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
- Fabinho and Thiago have been crucial to Liverpool’s success this season
- The midfield will be an area that Real Madrid will be able to exploit if they lose the Champions League final
- But the Reds are confident that both will be able to play their part in the Paris final.
- Fabinho participated in the full training on Wednesday and Thiago will do it on Thursday
Liverpool are confident that key midfielders Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara will win their races to take part in the Champions League final after passing crucial tests.
Thiago came out during Sunday’s 3-1 win over Wolves with an Achilles tendon injury, but initial fears that it was serious were quickly dispelled.
Fabinho, meanwhile, has been absent for the past two weeks after picking up a hamstring injury at Aston Villa.
Fabinho took part in Wednesday’s training and says he will be fit for Liverpool’s final in Paris
Thiago limped out of the game against Wolves and faces a race to get to Saturday
But in a boost for Klopp, Fabinho was able to take part in full training on Wednesday and, when asked what form he was in for the weekend, the Brazil international gave a thumbs up and replied: “Yes, I’m ready.”
Thiago was absent from the open session and remained in the gym with Lee Nobes, Liverpool’s head of physiotherapy, focusing on strength and conditioning work. He was later joined by Joe Gomez, who hurt his ankle in last week’s 2-1 win at Southampton.
If Thiago does not suffer any adverse reaction during the night, he will be able to participate in training on Thursday and the feeling is that he will be able to face Madrid.
“He has a good chance,” Klopp said on Wednesday. “It was not planned that I do this session with the players and it seems that tomorrow it can be part of the training.” That would be quite useful, obviously.
It’s surprisingly good. After the game, I wasn’t sure, but that night we got word that he didn’t look too bad. We will see.’
Fabinho has been sensational this season and is a very important member of the team
Liverpool are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to win a seventh European Cup, to the point that Dr. Niklaus Hausler and Patrick Hantshcke, the founders of the German neuroscience company neuro11, took part in the session.
They have worked with Liverpool throughout the season, trying to keep the players calm in high-pressure moments like penalty shoot-outs, and on Wednesday they worked with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kostas Tsimikas, among others, on taking shots. free.
All the players playing set pieces had wires attached to them to monitor their heart rates and they will work on penalties on Thursday.
Hausler and Hantschke have been invited to join the team in Paris, with Klopp insisting they have contributed to two successful penalty shootouts.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was among the players monitored in training with a neuro-headset
There was certainly an upbeat mood at the club’s training facility in Kirkby and Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool captain, made it clear that the disappointment of seeing the Premier League title disappear on Sunday had been forgotten.
“There is very good morale in camp and I can’t wait for Saturday to give it my all to get the trophy,” he said.
We love him very much. I’m not focused on whether that makes it a good season or whatever. I just want to win.’