Thiago Alcantara is reduced to tears after being injured in Liverpool’s WARM-UP for the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea, with Naby Keita drafted into the starting line-up at Wembley in a big blow for Jurgen Klopp
- Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara was injured in the warm-up for the League Cup final
- The Spaniard had to drop out of the Reds’ team and was replaced by Naby Keita
- He was pictured in tears on the bench as he is unable to play any part in the final
- Harvey Elliott moved on to the substitutes’ bench as a result of Thiago’s injury
Liverpool have been forced into a late change to their starting line-up for this afternoon’s Carabao Cup final, with Thiago Alcantara injured in the warm-up.
The Spaniard has been replaced in the Reds’ XI by Naby Keita, with 18-year-old Harvey Elliott taking a spot on the substitutes’ bench as a result.
Thiago was pictured in tears on the bench after being forced to drop out of the side.
Thiago was pictured in tears on the bench after being forced to drop out of Liverpool’s team
Speaking on Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher said that the midfielder’s injury put the game back in the balance.
‘Small details,’ Carragher said on what will decide the winner of the final. ‘The tiniest thing will decide, there’s no doubt. I think with Thiago out, it’s a 50-50 game now.’
Full Liverpool line-up: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Henderson; Diaz, Salah, Mane
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