Fabinho may mis Liverpool’s next two games against RB Leipzig and Everton, according to reports. The Reds just can’t catch a break.
Fabinho missed Liverpool’s trip to Leicester City on Saturday. They missed him.
Jordan Henderson partnered a not-quite-ready Ozan Kabak in defence and the entire team, once again, didn’t look right. The midfield lacked the captain, while Kabak struggled at times.
Fabinho could have at least fixed one of those instances.
Instead, the Reds sank to a 3-1 defeat on the back of defensive errors. It was a third consecutive defeat and they’ll head into this week hoping to correct that.
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Unfortunately, they may not have Fabinho to call upon. The Telegraph reports that he may well miss their next two games, too.
That’s a huge worry as those games as a Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig and the Merseyside derby against Everton.
What RTK has to say
It’s all just ridiculous. Jurgen Klopp went into this season with three centre-backs and a defensive midfielder who could play centre-back.
Those were his options – and that’s not unreasonable. You should be able to get through a season with that quite comfortably.
Instead, as of writing, Klopp is without all of those options. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all out for the season. Now Fabinho will miss two more of the season’s biggest games.
This is simply unprecedented. No one else even comes close to dealing with a situation like this.
It’s even at the point where the ‘should have replaced Dejan Lovren’ argument is completely nonsensical. Even if he was still at Liverpool, they’d be using Henderson in defence.
And has there ever been a time when Liverpool were down to solely Lovren because three other options were out? How about four other options?
You shouldn’t need to have five centre-back options purely in case you might be down to one of them.
It’s all just ridiculous at this point. Liverpool will try to beat Leipzig and Everton without Fabinho or Van Dijk or Gomez or Matip.
We wish them all the luck in the world.