Fabinho’s injury was either the result of a hamstring issue or cramp but one thing Jurgen Klopp is certain of is that Liverpool need to capitalise on their short break in Dubai.

It might just be 11 days separating the Crystal Palace and Leicester City games but given that Manchester City will have played three games by then, that break is huge.

That said, the biggest priority for Liverpool right now is getting as many of their injured players fit as possible with too many defenders currently sidelined.

Klopp said in his post-match press conference: “It is a break in that period. If I would imagine Millie out and Fabinho for sure a doubt it would’ve been a massive challenge if we would play on Wednesday or Saturday again.


“I have no idea how that would’ve worked – we couldn’t do that, honestly.

“It will be now two days of recovery for the boys with the most minutes and the others train of course, and then we start the preparation for the Leicester game, which is another tough task.”

The Evening Standard’s David Lynch writes that, according to Klopp, Fabinho’s substitution against Crystal Palace was either the result of cramp or a hamstring issue – hopefully, the Brazilian can heal up in time to face Leicester on the 30th in what will be a huge clash for the Reds.

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