Jurgen Klopp provides Thiago & Fabinho status updates ahead of Champions League final


Liverpool have, on Friday afternoon, been afforded an altogether timely double boost on the personnel front.

The Reds, of course, are currently in the midst of their final preparations for the final fixture of the European campaign.

With hopes intact of a spectacular cup treble, Jurgen Klopp and co. have made the trip to Paris, for a Champions League showpiece clash with Spanish champions Real Madrid.

In the buildup to the Stade de France fixture, though, all associated with Liverpool had long been left to sweat over the fitness of a pair of the club's star performers.

The players in question? Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho.

Both midfielders have spent time on the sidelines of late, owing to muscular problems picked up during the closing weeks of what has proven an altogether gruelling season.

Earlier today, word that Thiago and Fabinho had travelled to the French capital with the rest of Jurgen Klopp's squad was therefore met with widespread excitement on the part of the Reds faithful.

Whether either of Liverpool's midfield stars would actually be available to feature from the off against Real Madrid, though, until this point, had remained unclear.

Speaking to the media on Friday evening, it therefore came as little surprise when the status of both players was put to boss Klopp.

And, in news which will come as music to the ears of Reds supporters the world over, the German went on to confirm that Thiago and Fabinho have returned to full training, and should therefore be ready to start on Saturday night.


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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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