Liverpool star, Fabinho, has offered some hope to Reds fans that he may be back in time for this weekend’s clash with Manchester City.
The Brazilian defender has been missing through injury of late as the Reds have dropped points at home against the likes of Burnley and Brighton.
Often deployed at centre-back this season, Fabinho has been instrumental in ensuring Klopp’s men maintain their push to retain their Premier League title. And speaking to the official programme yesterday, via the Liverpool Echo, Fabinho says he is hopeful of returning soon.
“I had a slight discomfort in training so we decided that I shouldn’t play against Tottenham or West Ham,” Fabinho said.
“But I started undergoing my recovery straightaway and I’m feeling a lot better than I was at the start of last week and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to come back for these games we have coming up. We’re not exactly sure how long I will be out but I’m working hard to be back playing as soon as possible.”
While Fabinho may miss this weekend, it does at least give Reds fans some hope that he might be back for the crucial clash with Manchester City this weekend.
It’s now a must-win game for the Reds, who could drop some ten points behind City if they do lose out at Anfield.
TBR View: Fabinho is massive for Liverpool, regardless of where he plays
At the moment, Fabinho is key in defence as we all know. But just having him back in the team anywhere would be a bonus.
He’s become such a huge player for the Reds. His composure, energy, and the way he can dictate games has been vital and it has allowed the likes of Jordan Henderson to flourish further in midfield.
If he can even play a part against City on Sunday, then Klopp could well be tempted to thrust Fabinho in from the off, if anything, for a boost to morale.