Liverpool lose Thiago with unusual issue as Klopp explains Nunez blow

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained that Thiago is absent for his side’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground as he has an ear infection. The German is also without Darwin Nunez, who was substituted with a hamstring issue before the hour mark on Wednesday night when his side defeated West Ham 1-0 at Anfield.

“No, I wish I could [take precautions],” Klopp told BT Sport when asked if the duo’s absence was a precautionary measure ahead of the encounter. “For Darwin, it’s a game too early. [He] still feels intensity of the game muscle-wise, so there was no chance – maybe tomorrow or Monday but not today. Thiago got a bad ear infection overnight so the decision was made a 5.15am. That’s how it is sometimes, that’s the reason for that.”

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