Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Fabinho is set to miss some time after hobbling off in Tuesday’sChampions Leagueclash with Midtjylland.
Second-half goals fromDiogo Jota and Mohamed Salah would give the Reds a 2-0 win on the night but it could prove to bea costly victory for Klopp’s men.
With Virgil van Dijk out long term, Fabinho has been filling in at centre-back but Liverpool’s depth in defence will now be severely tested with the former Monaco man also set to miss time.
Klopp told beIN SPORTS: “Wehave to wait for the scan obviously but you know these times when somebody is going off with a muscle problem, then it’s really rare that the doctorcalls me the next morning and says:’False alarm, all fine, he can go again.’
“So it’s nowonly abouthow long. That’s all. And nowadays a week means three games, 10 days means four games, 14 days means seven games and all these kinds of things.
“So that’s how it is. Yeah, absolutely not coolbut that’s the situation.”
Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp admitted that his side would now be forced to navigate a difficult perioddue to their injury crisis at the back.
“It was a tough night,”Klopp said.”It’s a bit like in a marriage, there are good and bad times. It’s not a bad time but it’s a tricky time.
“100 per centwe have to stick together and fight harder and that’s what the boys did tonight. Losing Fabinho in the first half, Rhys Williams he’s only 19 years old and I think he’s played more Champions League games than Premier League games – that’s rare.
“We’re doing really well but it’s a shock for a team because now we have to sort that injury.”
Source : goal.com