Liverpool’s crucial and in-form holding midfielder Fabinho limped off in the first half during their 1-2 goals win over Aston Villa in the Premier League. It could be a major blow for Liverpool just days before the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
Lately, the 28-year-old Brazilian has been an inseparable part of Juergen Klopp’s plan. He is in top form and also finding nets this season which is extraordinary for a holding midfielder. Fabinho has scored 5 goals and an assist in the Premier League this season.
Trailing by 3 points from the league leader Manchester City with the same number of matches, Liverpool took on Aston Villa in a crucial clash on Tuesday. Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp rested his key players in, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara, and Robertson, ahead of the all-important FA Cup final.
Fabinho started against Aston Villa alongside Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz. But to everyone’s horror, Fabinho limped off the pitch during the first half. It appeared the midfielder had suffered a hamstring injury.
Fabinho Injury Update
After the match, Juergen Klopp informs that the Liverpool number 3 doesn’t feel the issue is anything too serious.
This is what Klopp has said regarding the injury issue of Fabinho:
“He felt a muscle, not too much. He’s quite positive, but I’m not sure what I can make of that. We will see.”
“You have to make the decisions before the game, nobody has any issues, and you have to play somebody.”
Further tests will need to know if Fabinho can start against Chelsea. It could be a massive blow for the Reds to miss Fabinho in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
After winning the EFL Carabao Cup on penalties against Chelsea this season, Liverpool will again take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final. The Reds have another big final at the end of May, the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The FA Cup final will be held on Saturday, 14 May 2022, at 3:45 pm GMT, which is 4:45 pm BST, at Wembley Stadium.