Kevin Campbell has stressed the “huge importance” of Thiago Alcantara staying at Liverpool during the international break.
specifically for Football InsiderThe former Arsenal and Everton striker said the club would use the episode to rest the 31-year-old.
Thiago, September 16 omit From the Spanish Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal.
The midfielder has not been called up by Spain since Euro 2020.
Jurgen Klopp has been without Thiago for most of the 2021-22 season so far due to injury.
The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich star has put in a stellar performance after returning to the starting line-up against Ajax (September 13).
when asked Football Insider If Thiago’s absence from internationals is a boost for the Reds, Campbell said: “It’s very important.
“They can use this time to rest him and make sure he is fit for the Premier League to resume.
“I’m sure the players are disappointed that he’s not in the Spanish squad, but he’s getting old. There are a lot of good young midfielders in the Spanish squad. Sometimes you have to put it on the chin.
“Thiago needs to focus on his career at Liverpool. I’m sure Klopp is happy that he’s staying where he is.”
Thiago made 73 appearances for Liverpool in his career.
His contract at Anfield runs until June 2024.
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