June 28, 2022

Fabinho is a major doubt for the FA Cup final

Liverpool could be without Fabinho after the midfielder was withdrawn with an injury during the 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday.

The Brazilian was replaced by Jordan Henderson in the first half after appearing to strain his hamstring. The 28-year-old had pulled up after sprinting after Philippe Coutinho. After receiving treatment on the pitch, it was quickly decided he would play no further part.

With Liverpool’s attention now turning to the FA Cup final this weekend, there are serious doubts as to whether the Brazilian will be fit in time to face Chelsea at Wembley.

Liverpool still chasing quadruple

Jurgen Klopp’s side are chasing an unprecedented quadruple this season, having already won the Carabao Cup earlier in the season.

They face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris later this month and the win at Villa Park moves them level on points with Manchester City in the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s side still to play an extra game.

Asked about Fabinho’s injury after the game, Klopp insisted he didn’t know how serious it was and that it was impossible to say how quickly he would be back in action.

Liverpool conceded inside three minutes at Villa Park as Douglas Luiz gave the hime side the lead. Joel Matip quickly levelled before Sadio Mane’s header earned all three points in the second half.

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