Thiago could miss Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool in a fortnight, after suffering an injury ahead of the League Cup final on Sunday.

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool was initially named in the starting lineup for the League Cup final on Sunday, but he was replaced by Naby Keita after a knock in the warm-up – which left him in tears.

The Athletic report that Thiago will have a scan on the injury today, feeling tightness in his hamstring.

According to David Maddock of The Mirror, a mild strain would see Thiago miss 1-2 weeks, but anything more serious could leave him out for months.

Arsenal will therefore be eyeing the results with interest, given they face Liverpool in 16 days’ time.

If Thiago gets good news, he could well feature in that match, but if it’s even a partial tear then that would rule him out.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Liverpool's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara after winning the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Matt Dunham / POOL / AFP)
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Liverpool’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara after winning the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Matt Dunham / POOL / AFP)

Liverpool will have a strong side out regardless. After all, they won the League Cup in spite of Thiago’s absence, against a Chelsea side above Arsenal in the table.

The Gunners will take all the help they can get though, and with Thiago’s strong recent form it would definitely be a blow to Liverpool to lose him for any serious length of time.

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