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“Time for Ox, Keita and Gini to step up”


Fabinho will be out of action until the New Year and Liverpool supporters have been left devastated by the news, and searching for solutions.

The Brazilian limped out of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Napoli at Anfield, with concern immediately surrounding a potential layoff.

It has now been confirmed that Fabinho has suffered ankle ligament damage, meaning he is out for up to eight weeks.

“It’s important that he gets doing the right things and then will be back as soon as possible,” Jurgen Klopp said, “and until then, yes we have to find solutions.”

The news acts as a crippling blow to Liverpool, considering Fabinho has arguably been the Reds’ best player so far this season.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the Brazilian’s long-term absence on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.

“Should be OK we’re pretty stocked in the midfield department and on paper the upcoming fixture list is pretty kind.”

Dave Wood on Facebook.

“Massive blow for us with Matip still being out as well. Got to trust the team. Time for Hendo and Gini to step up over a difficult month.”

Si Simm on Facebook.

“Well time for Ox, Keita and Gini to step up. I think we’ll be okay but we’ll miss him massively.”

Callum Andrew McGhee on Facebook.

“That’s a blow. Couldn’t have come at a worse time either. Hoping for a speedy recovery Fab.”

Andrew Dickson on Facebook.

In his pre-Brighton press conference on Friday, Klopp highlighted the possible solutions with Fabinho, with Gini Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana his most likely candidates.

The 26-year-old would have missed Saturday’s clash at Anfield regardless due to suspension, but he could now sit out a further 13 fixtures.





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