Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Fabinho went off injured in the first half of Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw in the Champions League with Napoli. Jurgen Klopp gave a brief update on Fabinho’s condition after the game.
Fabinho was replaced by Gini Wijnaldum after just 19 minutes of the game after sustaining an ankle injury when Napoli’s Hirving Lozano fell against his lower leg.
The Reds’ number 3 tried to continue but had to succumb to the injury five minutes later.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Klopp said:
“Of course it’s still early and we all hope it’s not too serious but it’s pretty painful in an area where you don’t want to have pain, around the ankle and shin, so we have to see.”
Later, in the post-match press conference, Klopp added:
“He is a really hard one and couldn’t continue. I don’t want to say what I expect, because I hope, in the moment, it’s not that serious.
“But we’ll know more maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after tomorrow. We’ll see.”
Fabinho was already suspended for this Saturday’s Premier League clash with Brighton so, if it is just a minor knock, it came at the best possible time.
Hopefully, Fabinho will be back fully fit in time for the hectic December schedule, or maybe even the derby at Anfield next Wednesday night.
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