Fabinho facing up to eight weeks out with ankle ligament damage – Joyce

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Brazilian midfielder Fabinho looks set to miss the rest of the year through an injury he picked up during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Champions League.

That’s according to ever reliable journalist Paul Joyce – who says that it could be as long as eight weeks that the Reds are without their star midfielder.

The Brazilian will leave a gaping hole in the Liverpool midfield, and it’ll be down to Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, and probably James Milner to make sure we don’t feel it.

With the former two, you could play either in Fabinho’s role and have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita just off them.

But let’s not forget that Adam Lallana is also an option – and he’s played well enough when it’s been asked of him this season.

Luckily, we’ve been through our rough patch of fixtures and haven’t lost yet so hopefully we can continue doing that with some more milder games on the horizon.

The potential eight week wait for Fabinho would mean that he’ll return just in time for our Premier League clash with Southampton at the top end of February.

Sadly, the Brazilian will seemingly miss the whole of the FIFA Club World Cup.

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