Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie



Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021 by Express.co.uk

Liverpool star Fabinho, one of the club's best players this season, has suffered another muscle injury.

Liverpool have suffered yet another injury setback, with Fabinho set to miss their trip to face Leicester City with a muscle issue. The Brazilian joins the long list of absentees at Anfield, and could force Jurgen Klopp to make some big calls this weekend.

Liverpool boss Klopp could be forced to give debuts to his two new signings this weekend.

The Reds' squad is already plagued by injuries throughout, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip both out for the season.

Joe Gomez isn't expected to return, and the nature of their injury crisis forced them into action late in the January transfer window.

Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak were signed on the final day of the window, and could both be forced into action this weekend due to Fabinho's injury.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie (Image: GETTY)

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp provided a bleak update on Fabinho, who missed three games over the last month due to muscle injuries.

He returned for the 4-1 drubbing against Manchester City last weekend, but it seems his injury has returned.

Klopp said: "Fab will not be available.

"He suffered again a little muscle issue, so will be out for this game.

Klopp offered little hope to Liverpool fans when pressed on Fabinho, as he explained he doesn't know when the Brazilian will be back.

He said: "I don’t know in the moment, we will see. I really don’t know."

He did, however, provide an update on both Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, who are both working on injuries at the club's Kirby training ground.

Klopp said of Keita, who hasn't played since December 19: "It was a hamstring, a slightly bigger one.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie (Image: GETTY)

"He is back on the pitch but not with the team yet.

"He is in individual training sessions – hard training sessions. It is the final stages of his rehab, but [he is] still not there.”

Things aren't looking as good for Jota, however. The Portuguese ace has been out since December 9 and is still a few weeks away from returning.

Klopp said: “Diogo is close, but not as a close as Naby, for example.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on Fabinho as star out of Leicester tie (Image: GETTY)

"He is on the pitch as well, individual sessions, not the same intensity as you can imagine after a longer time.

"In rehab, you have to train really intense before you can go back to team training.

"Diogo [will be] two or three weeks, maybe.

"Probably the medical hits me now, but I think that’s kind of possible, back in full training and then we will see how long it takes.”



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