Thiago Alcantara looks to have played his last game for the club following another injury in his return against Arsenal.

The Spaniard came off the bench in the Reds 3-1 loss to Arsenal, featuring in his first game for the club since a hip injury in April 2023.

The midfielder is known for his injury problems, having missed 107 games for club and country since moving to England, while only featuring in 98 matches.

The long-awaited return of the Spaniard commenced in the 85th minute of the game against the Gunners before news of anther injury broke shortly after the full-time whistle. Thiago is likely to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, and concerns are that his most recent injury will rule him out until then.

Similarly with Joel Matip, both players look to have played their farewell game for the club.

The 32-year-old returned to first team training in August, before facing another issue ruling him out, despite the club taking drastic precautions to not rush the player back.

The current injury does not look to be his hip, like last time, however it is looking “pretty serious,” said journalist Neil Jones.

Jurgen Klopp is yet to speak on the situation.

The consensus between Liverpool fans seems to be that the player leaving would free up space for younger players, or new signings to come through to the squad, while helping to shorten the growing injury list at the club.

The Reds have growing issues in their midfield despite singing four new midfielders in the summer. With Endo having not returned from the Asia Cup, and Dominik Szoboszlai in the treatment room for a couple of weeks, the middle of the pitch is looking sparse for the side.

With Conor Bradley expected to return to the pitch on Saturday in the tie against Burnley, rumours are that Trent Alexander-Arnold could start in the midfield role, alongside Alexis Mac Allister and Curtis Jones.

Mohammed Salah remains out for a couple of weeks, with his first game back expected to be the Carabao Cup final on February 25th.