Friday, November 29, 2019

Liverpool Confirm Midfielder Fabinho Injured Until Next Yea

Liverpool have confirmed that midfielder Fabinho will miss upto eight weeks of football due to injury. The Brazilian was forced off in the first half of Wednesday's Champions League 1-1 draw against Napoli.

Jurgen Klopp explained how worried he was after the draw, claiming the injury could be ‘massive’.

And Liverpool have today confirmed the Brazilian will miss six to eight weeks.

Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage against Napoli, however, he does not require surgery in a boost to Klopp.

Liverpool’s statement read: “Further assessment on the injury has discovered Fabinho will be out of action until the New Year.

“The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team at Melwood as he works his way back to full fitness.”

Speaking after Liverpool’s draw at Anfield against Napoli, Klopp revealed his worries over Fabinho.



He said: “In [the Napoli] dressing room they feel like they are already through and maybe they are.

“Everybody here thinks, 'Oh my god, it will be tough' and it will be tough, that much is clear.

“The way Napoli set up, it didn't help that they scored, they could follow their plan all the time, we had to increase pressure all the time.

“We were not brilliant but we put pressure on them. I was not happy with the last 15 minutes of the first half.

“Second half it was just intense and of course it's not easy, they really defended the goal they had.

“We didn't have the biggest chances, maybe one or two. For tonight it might not be enough but it's still our situation.

“When we go to Salzburg, if we had done it tonight we would try to win there, so it's still our goal.

“The way Napoli set up, it didn't help that they scored, they could follow their plan all the time, we had to increase pressure all the time.

“We were not brilliant but we put pressure on them. I was not happy with the last 15 minutes of the first half.

“Second half it was just intense and of course it's not easy, they really defended the goal they had.

“We didn't have the biggest chances, maybe one or two. For tonight it might not be enough but it's still our situation.

“When we go to Salzburg, if we had done it tonight we would try to win there, so it's still our goal."

Liverpool are back in action on Saturday against Brighton in the Premier League (3pm kick off).

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