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Fabinho’s injury is “the last thing we needed”, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:54 pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Fabinho’s injury against FC Midtjylland is “the last thing we needed” as he joined Virgil Van Dijk on the sidelines.

Fabinho did something that looked like a tendon injury and had to be replaced by young Reese Williams.

Despite the injury, Liverpool managed to single out the 2-0 victory at “Anfield”.

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Diogo Iota continued his good form by completing the great move of Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold played a quick one-two with Herredan Shaqiri before bringing in Iota.

The Portuguese national team player easily sent the chance to score his third goal this season.

Mohamed Salah then tripped in the box during an injury by defender Paulinho. The striker broke the home result as a result of the penalty to give Klopp’s team three points.

Speaking about Fabinho’s injury, Klopp told reporters: “Exactly the last thing we needed. I do not know, he felt the back, so it is not good. He said he could play, but not sprint, so that did not help. “We will see, we will have to do a scan and see, but it is clear that it is not good.”

Asked about the overall performance, he said: “It was a difficult night. It is a bit like getting married, there are good and bad times. Not a bad time, but a tough time. We have to 100% stick together and fight harder and that’s what the guys did tonight.

“The loss of Fabinho in the first half … it is a shock for the team because now we have to solve the injury.

“We had to make the halftime change with Jordan Henderson. He said: “I’m fine”, but in these moments you have to be responsible and the plan before the match was to give him about 45 minutes to be okay for West Ham.

“It was a tough game to play. “But a 2-0 victory is fine, so that’s it – let’s move on.”

Their next match is in the Premier League against West Ham this weekend.

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