Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool star Fabinho suffered a hamstring damage throughout Tuesday evening’s Champions League win over FC Midtjylland.
The midfielder, who’s stood in at centre-back for Virgil van Dijk for the final three matches, pulled up simply shy of the half-hour mark at Anfield.
Fabinho was seen holding his hamstring as he spoke to Liverpool’s membership physician on the pitch. A choice was taken to withdraw the midfielder from the sport shortly afterwards.
The Brazilian’s damage got here on an evening the place Liverpool didn’t have all of it their very own method, because the six-time European champions laboured to a 2-Zero win over the Danish facet because of Diogo Jota’s tap-in and Mohamed Salah’s penalty.
Klopp couldn’t say how lengthy he anticipated Fabinho to be out for, because the membership will know extra after the participant has a scan on Wednesday.
However the Liverpool boss admitted the early indicators don’t look good.
He mentioned after the match: “It’s precisely the very last thing we would have liked. I do know he felt a hamstring, and that’s not good. He mentioned he may have performed on however no sprints, which doesn’t assist.
“We’ve to attend for the scan clearly however when somebody’s going off with a muscle downside then it’s fairly uncommon that the doc calls me the following morning and says ‘false alarm, it’s all positive. He can go once more’.
“It’s now solely about how lengthy, that’s all. Completely not cool however that’s the state of affairs.”
Fabinho’s departure meant Klopp was pressured to deliver on 19-year-old centre-back Rhys Williams, who partnered Joe Gomez for the remainder of the sport.
Williams was making his first Champions League look at Anfield however didn’t let the event get the higher of him as he helped Liverpool maintain a clear sheet.
And Klopp was delighted with the teenager’s efforts.
Klopp added: “While you lose within the first half just about one of many final males standing within the again and also you deliver on a 19-year-old child, no one is aware of how that’ll work out.
“However Rhys didn’t have an issue in a single state of affairs. He did very well, that was actually good!
“He was even commanding, chatty and all that type of stuff so it was a extremely good recreation from him.”
There have been additionally fears amongst Liverpool followers that captain Jordan Henderson had sustained an damage as he was substituted at half-time.
Nonetheless, Klopp revealed that Henderson is okay and the choice to take him off was tactical.
Klopp mentioned: “I made a decision earlier than the sport Hendo would solely play 45 minutes. He needed to go on however I made the change.
“At half time we needed to change issues… Hendo is okay! He needed to remain on the pitch however I needed to present just a little little bit of duty.”