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Liverpool boss Klopp: We really need Thiago to have injury-free run

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping Thiago Alcantara can enjoy an injury-free run.

While Klopp believes his current run of form is some of his finest yet as a Liverpool player, he believes the former Bayern Munich man can improve further if he steers clear of injuries.

He said: "Is this Thiago's best run? I am not so sure.

"I think we had the [10-game] unbeaten run at the end of last season, I think he played pretty consistently [in] all the games if I am right. As I remember it, that was a pretty good spell as well.

"I think, we all agree, Thiago agrees, that there were some moments when he was struggling injury-wise, that is how it is and coming back, even with his quality, you cannot just get rhythm all the time immediately.

"That is very helpful if you can avoid injury for a long period of time. So it is not important if he played the last 30 or the first 60, 45 or whatever, we just try to find the right intensity for him.

"So obviously, even when we work together longer, it has not been for ages, it's not that we know absolutely everything and that is why we just try, without keeping him outside when he can play, we just try to do the right things and that has worked out now in the last few games.

"He is a very, very good player. There is no doubt about that. His skillset is insane but it's all about staying fit and that is what we're working on together."

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