Fabinho has been diagnosed with an ankle injury that will see him off until next year.
Liverpool faced Napoli in their last Champions League fixture. Just inside the opening twenty minutes of the match, Jurgen Klopp suffered a massive blow. Fabinho fell to the ground while making a challenge after which the midfielder was immediately replaced.
The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp highlighted Fabinho’s importance to the team while mentioning his injury.
“Losing a player of the quality of Fabinho is big. Really bad,” he said.
“It is bad news. Timeframe – we are not sure 100% but looks pretty sure he will not be involved in Christmas fixtures.
“We have to replace him and we can replace him. Now it’s important that he does the right things and is back as soon as possible.
“Until then, we have to find solutions. We are not the only team with injured players and that’s what we have to deal with, and we will.”
Recently, Liverpool’s official website confirmed that the 26-year old had suffered from ankle ligament damage. The statement on the website read:
“Liverpool can confirm Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the Champions League encounter with Napoli in midweek.
“Further assessment on the injury has discovered Fabinho will be out of action until the New Year.
“The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team at Melwood as he works his way back to full fitness.”