Liverpool pair Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara have not travelled to Singapore as they continue their recovery from injury, according to The Times reporter Paul Joyce.
The reliable journalist originally revealed that Fabinho would not be on the plane as the Brazilian international closes in on a move to Al-Ittihad but it has now been confirmed that two other players will be missing from the pre-season tour:
Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic also missing from 27-man squad. They are staying on Merseyside to continue rehab after injury. https://t.co/YzcECLajkU
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 27, 2023
Thiago has not played for the Reds since April due to a hip injury. He went underwent surgery to fix the issue and it was hoped that he would return to action before the start of the new season.
However, he has yet to feature for the Reds in any friendlies and, with just over two weeks remaining before the first league match against Chelsea, he is facing a race against time to be fit.
Bajcetic, meanwhile, has been out of action since mid-March due to a torn abductor muscle. The club are clearing being careful to ensure that the 18-year-old’s recovery goes as smoothly as possible
With the departure of Fabinho looking increasingly likely, making sure that Bajcetic is back available and ready to play for an extended period of time has become doubly important.
Liverpool will be playing two friendlies over the next week
Following the Merseyside club’s training camp in Germany, they have now stepped up their pre-season preparations with their trip to Singapore,
The Reds will face Leicester City on Sunday before taking on Bayern Munich next Wednesday. They will then return to the UK for their final warm-up match against Darmstadt at Deepdale before they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on August 13th.