Liverpool have received an encouraging update regarding Fabinho’s injury from a latest report.
According to the Times, the Brazilian is facing a three to four week lay-off with a hamstring problem and it’s less serious than initially feared.
It is claimed that a scan showed it to be a low grade injury for the 27-year-old, which means he could be back in action after the international break against Leicester City on 21 November.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to manage without the South American for upcoming Premier League games with West Ham and Manchester City, as well as a Champions League tie next week with Atalanta.
Fabinho, who earns £100,000-a-week (Spotrac), is a vital part of the first-team squad at Anfield and has been one of the most consistent performers this season.
The versatile star was forced off injured in midweek during a Champions League group stage match against FC Midtjylland and it left many people concerned about the lack of options in defence.
Fabinho has been excellent as a stand-in centre-back, but his upcoming absence means Joe Gomez is the only fit senior centre-half with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip both injured already.
TBR’s View – Encouraging Fabinho update
It’s certainly not ideal to lose one of your key players for a period of time, but in the bigger picture Liverpool fans should be relieved that Fabinho is only set to be absent for the next few games.
With Van Dijk suffering a long-term injury, it’s vital that Fabinho gets back to fitness quickly as he’s so consistent when he drops into a centre-back position and he’s also world-class in his preferred defensive midfield role.