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Liverpool’s Fabinho out injured against Aston Villa

Klopp’s team are waiting on medical staff confirming the extent of what appeared to be a hamstring injury to the Brazilian defensive midfielder.

Update:
The Liverpool defensive midfielder pulled up in the first half of the Premier League game with what looked like a hamstring problem.
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Fabinho, Liverpool’s defensive midfielder, pulled up injured and had to be substituted during Klopp’s side’s Premier League match against Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Fabinho, who was chasing back to stifle an Aston Villa break, pulled up holding the back of his thigh with everything pointing to a hamstring injury.

The 28-year-old from Campinas in Brazil went off for Henderson in the 30th minute with the score at 1-1.

Fabinho has played 28 games in the Premier League this season, scoring five goals. He’s also played in all 12 games in the Champions League.

Klopp offers update on Fabinho injury at the end of the match

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said in his post-match press conference that the club would need to wait for further assessment of Fabinho’s injury to discover the full extent, but also gave a somewhat encouraging update on the situation, saying: “He felt a muscle, not too much. He’s quite positive but I’m not sure what I can make of that. We will see.”

The German coach did though admit that even if mild the injury is bad news for Liverpool: “A big blow for us. I don’t know, hopefully it’s not that bad. You have to make the decisions before the game, nobody had any issues and you have to play someone.”

Liverpool with four huge games coming up and Fabinho possibly out

If confirmed as a hamstring injury, and depending on the extent of the issue, this could be terrible news for Klopp, with Liverpool still having two games to play in the Premier League (Southampton and Wolves) as they chase leaders Manchester City for the title. They also play Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 14.

What’s more, Liverpool play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, May 28, meaning Fabinho may now be in a race against time to get fit for the season showdown in Paris.


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