Liverpool are still investigating the extent of Fabinho’s hamstring injury, which he sustained against Midtjylland in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Brazil’s national coach Tite has responded to Jurgen Klopp’s claim about his use of Liverpool star Fabinho.
Jurgen Klopp pointed out that Fabinho was not selected for matches by Brazil’s national coach Tite.
In his answer to the question, however, the Liverpool boss pointed out that Tite does not tend to select the Reds’ man for international matches.
Klopp was asked after the game by a Brazilian journalist for an update on the midfielder – and said that this was also a blow for the national team.
“For us it is of course a decent blow, but at the moment we don’t know yet.
The former Monaco star was named in the Brazilian squad for last month’s World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru, but he didn’t make the cut and has only 12 senior national teams for the Selecao.
“I’m not sure if Tite is too worried, because he never plays against him, so he will probably not be on the bench for the next three international matches,” Klopp said.
When asked about Klopp’s comments, however, Tite pointed out similarities and spoke about how he and the Reds’ boss have the same ideas.
“Fab was not positive, but not too negative either, we’ll see, we have to wait for the scan tomorrow morning, then we’ll know more”.
“Klopp and I have the same thinking and the same scale of values. The health of the athletes is crucial. It is human,” he told Jovempan.
“We have the same idea and the same way of watching football.”
“The benefits are secondary, just as sport is secondary when we talk about health, when we talk about people, when we talk about something bigger.
ECHO believes that a time frame for Fabinho’s injury has yet to be defined and Klopp will provide an update at his press conference in West Ham tomorrow.
However, it is highly unlikely that Fabinho will appear in any of the games before the international break.
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After the Hammers this weekend, Liverpool will meet Atalanta next week in the Champions League and return to Manchester City five days later.
Liverpool hope the 27-year-old has avoided a more serious tear in his right hamstring.