Liverpool are expected to be without Fabinho for their three matches before the international break following an injury he sustained in midweek.

Fabinho pulled up during the Reds’ Champions League win over FC Midtjylland on Tuesday night, joining the likes of Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk on the Anfield treatment table.

No specific time frame has been put on when Fabinho will be available again
No specific time frame has been put on when Fabinho will be available again

It’s understood the Brazilian’s injury is not as serious as first feared but it’s looking like he won’t be available in the near future.

The Premier League champions have yet to reveal the extent of Fabinho’s injury, however, the Brazilian Football Federation have shed some light on his diagnosis.

A statement said Fabinho will not play any part in Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers in November due to a right thigh muscle injury.

It was also revealed that Brazil’s team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, received reports and the required information from Liverpool’s medical department that confirmed Fabinho would be unable to participate in the fixtures against Venezuela and Uruguay.

Everton midfielder Allan has been called up in Fabinho’s place.

Everton midfielder Allan has been called up in Fabinho’s place.

It’s a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp, who was playing midfielder Fabinho at centre-back with Matip out and Van Dijk a long-term absentee.

It means Joe Gomez is the only fit senior player who has a reasonable amount of experience at centre-back ahead of their Premier League clash at home to West Ham on Saturday.

Klopp may be forced to play 19-year-old defender Rhys Williams, who came on for Fabinho against Midtjylland, this weekend.

Klopp may regret not buying a new centre-back in the transfer window now
Klopp may regret not buying a new centre-back in the transfer window now

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