Liverpool is waiting for Fabinho’s decision as the injury setback has been confirmed.


The Brazilian pulled up and had to be substituted less than half an hour after his 2-0 win over Midtjylland in Anfield on Tuesday evening.

In Liverpool, the extent of Fabinho’s hamstring injury is still being investigated after the first scans.

Fabinho suffered an injury to his right hamstring in the 2-0 Champions League win over Midtjylland.

And a significant time on the sidelines would further exhaust Jurgen Klopp’s options in this department.

He recently stepped in as central defender in the absence of Virgil van Dijk.

The young defender Rhys Williams impressed from the bench in the Champions League and could stand in line for another few minutes.

ECHO is aware, however, that a time frame is not yet clear as the injury is still under investigation.

It is expected that Klopp will provide an update at his press conference tomorrow before the game against West Ham on Saturday at 5.30pm.

Liverpool hope the 27-year-old has avoided a more serious “grade three” tear to his right hamstring.

At this stage it is highly unlikely that Fabinho will show up in any of the games before the international break.

A smaller damage will improve his chances of a quicker comeback.

Following the Hammers this weekend, Liverpool will meet Atalanta in the Champions League next Tuesday and return to the domestic league five days later in Manchester City.

But even a high-grade “class two” hamstring tear can result in a player being missing for four to six weeks, depending on the progress of his recovery.

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Klopp wants Fabinho back in the game to strengthen his defence ahead of a busy December when the Reds will play eight games in 28 days.

In the last ten days of November the Reds will meet Leicester City, Atalanta and Brighton.


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