The Premier League club is in the middle of a midfielder crisis, but should have received positive news after Wednesday’s investigation of the Brazilian.
In the Champions League match against Midtjylland, Fabinho had to come out with what appeared to be a strain injury. According to the Daily Mail, the club has feared that the Brazilian could be out for up to six months as a result of what happened.
Now, however, the newspaper writes that Fabinho’s thigh injury is not as bad as first feared. Liverpool’s medical apparatus feared that it was a question of a muscle group in the thigh being completely torn off, but it is likely to be a question of a partial tear.
– Three games
This emerged during a survey on Wednesday, writes The Mirror.
This means that Fabinho can at best be back on the field after the national team break in November and that he thus only misses three games.
Liverpool already have Virgil van Dijk out with a long-term injury, after the Dutchman injured his cruciate ligament in the meeting with Everton earlier this autumn.
Van Dijk may be out for the rest of the season with the injury.
This means that Liverpool are in a stopper crisis. In addition to Fabinho and van Dijk, Joel Matip is also out with an injury, which means that Joe Gomez is the only senior stopper who is injury-free at the moment.
Matip is close to being ready to play again, however Daily Mail writes that Liverpool will not take the chance to use the Cameroonian in the meeting with West Ham this weekend.
Williams and Phillips
In the meeting with Midtjylland, manager Jürgen Klopp had to throw in the youngster Rhys Williams, who only recently played at level five in English football.
For the meeting with West Ham, it is now speculated that 23-year-old Nat Phillips can get the chance in the central defense, as a partner of Gomez.
Philips is considered a slightly more experienced alternative than Williams. The former was loaned to Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga last season.