‘He has a good chance’


JURGEN KLOPP believes Thiago will be fit for the Champions League final.

And he could join Fabinho in midfield with the Brazilian already back in training.


Jurgen Klopp could have Thiago back for the Champions League finalCredit: EPA
Fabinho returned to training following his hamstring troubles


Fabinho returned to training following his hamstring troublesCredit: AP

Thiago, 31, picked up an Achilles injury on the final day of the Premier League season against Wolves.

He was subbed off just before half-time with Reds fans fearing the influential star would have to sit out in Paris on Saturday.

Thiago sat out of training on Wednesday morning but was due to be involved in the afternoon session.

And Klopp provided a positive update on his No6.

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The German said: “I only met him just now but he has a good chance [of playing the fixture]. He will be training this afternoon.

“He did some stuff this morning and he will doing a session later with the players.

“At the moment he looks like he can be part of training tomorrow. That would be pretty helpful, obviously. 

“We will then go from there. It is surprisingly good.


“After the game, I was not feeling very positive about it, but we got news that night that it didn’t look that bad. We will see.

“As you can imagine, three days before a game and you can’t train is not ideal but you just have to be sure and do the right stuff in the right moment.”

But while Thiago’s involvement is still unclear, it looks as though Fabinho will be able to play against Real Madrid at the Stade de France.

The holding midfielder – such a key player for Liverpool – picked up a hamstring problem against Aston Villa on May 10.

That forced the 28-year-old out of the FA Cup final and Premier League finale.

But Fabinho was pictured going through his paces with his team-mates today in a major boost.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez also missed the Wolves clash but, like Fabinho, were involved in Wednesday’s training.

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Mo Salah was all smiles and appears ready to start and get revenge against Los Blancos.

But Divock Origi will definitely miss the game, meaning he has already played for Liverpool for the final time ahead of joining AC Milan.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez could both be available on Saturday


Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez could both be available on SaturdayCredit: Reuters
Mo Salah was in good spirits during the training session


Mo Salah was in good spirits during the training sessionCredit: AFP

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