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BREAkING: Liverpool Without Fabinho until 2020



Liverpool star Fabinho limped off the field after just 19 minutes against Napoli in their Champions League group game and the club fear the ankle injury he suffered could rule him out for more than four weeks.

 If that is the case then Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be without a key player for one of the most demanding periods of the season.

The injury occurred when Fabinho suffered an awkward collision with Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, as team-mate Dejan Lovren attempted to tackle the Mexican winger.

Fabinho left Anfield in a protective boot and after the game Klopp suggested the player would undergo a scan in the next day or so.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Fabinho did not undergo any scans on Thursday, as the club wanted to let the injury settle down.

The report also claims the Reds are concerned that tests will reveal the defensive midfielder is going to be sidelined for a period of between four and six weeks.

If this is the case then Fabinho would be unavailable for Liverpool’s crucial Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg, along with missing the Club World Cup competition in Qatar, not to mention the busy Premier League Christmas schedule.

In all the Brazilian could miss as many as 10 games.

Liverpool sit atop of Group E in the Champions League on 10 points, but Napoli are only one point behind them, with RB Salzburg sitting third on seven points.

In the Premier League the Reds have a eight point lead over second placed Leicester City, but they will travel to the King Power stadium to face the Foxes on Boxing Day.

However, despite the prospect of losing Fabinho for a substantial amount of time, Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is confident the club have a strong enough squad to cope with a lengthly absence.

“It is a blow, a big blow, for the whole team,” said Wijnaldum.

“Of course also for him as a player but there are situations you have to deal with.

“I think during the years we have had a few blows, in terms of injuries, and we just have to show we can deal with the situation.

“We just have to show that it don’t affect us.

“During the years we had some difficult injuries and difficult positions, last season when we didn’t have a right defender, we just have to deal with it so we will see.”

Regardless of the injury Fabinho suffered on Wednesday, he wouldn’t have be involved in Liverpool’s next match against Brighton on Saturday.

This is because the player is serving a one match suspension after picking up five yellow cards in the Premier League


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