Premier League: Liverpool Get Reprieve for Fabinho’s Injury

Liverpool’s defensive woes grow as Fabinho hobbles off with hamstring injury

Jurgen Klopp has received a much-needed boost with the reported news that Fabinho’s hamstring injury suffered on Tuesday is not as severe as first feared.

The Liverpool makeshift center-half was forced off from 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 concerns amongst the Liverpool staff that the Brazilian had suffered a grade-three tear, which could keep him out up for up to six months, were eased after a scan on Wednesday showed a grade-one or grade-two tear.

A report by the Mirror details that as a result of the diagnosis, there is optimism that Fabinho could be back after the November international break, meaning he would miss just three games.

Until then though, Klopp will have to cope with a shortage of options at center-half, with Joe Gomez the only fully-fit senior player currently available who naturally plays in that position.

Joel Matip is returning to full fitness but is unlikely to be risked for the Premier League clash with West Ham at Anfield on Saturday.