Thiago to miss Liverpool's next two games due to fitness issue

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara made his debut in the match against Chelsea, but was not included in the squad for the Arsenal match on Monday.

Thiago Alcantara featured in the game against Chelsea as a second-half substitute.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool's new midfield signing Thiago Alcantara will miss its next two games, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday.

The Spaniard was signed from Bayern Munich earlier this month and made his debut against Chelsea last week but was not in the squad for Monday's 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield.

“After the international break he will be fine, for sure, Klopp told Sky Sports after the Premier League match.

Thats the situation in the moment. He is not fit enough to be involved today, but thats it.”

Liverpool's website reported that his absence was due to a “minor fitness issue”.

The club hosts Arsenal again on Thursday in the League Cup fourth round before Sunday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

Liverpool great Souness backs Thiago to shine in England  

The next game Thiago could feature in for the Reds would be the Merseyside derby on October 17 versus Everton at Goodison Park.

It remains to be seen whether Thiago will be fit to play for his country during the international break.

Spain manager Luis Enrique is due to announce his squad for this month's matches with Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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