Liverpool makeshift centre-half Luis Fabinho was forced off the pitch after half-an-hour in the Reds’ win against Midtjylland, worsening an already serious defensive injury crisis after Virgil van Dijk’s long-term ACL injury. But manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed it is not as bad as first feared.
Concerns amongst the Liverpool staff that the Brazilian had suffered a grade-three tear, which could keep him out for up to six months, were eased after a scan on Wednesday showed a grade-one or grade-two tear.
As a result of further diagnosis, there is optimism that Fabinho could be back after the November international break, meaning he would miss just three games.
Until then, Klopp will have to cope with a shortage of options at centre-half, with Joe Gomez the only fully fit senior player currently available who naturally plays in that position.