Fabinho was subbed off before the half hour mark tonight, which leaves Liverpool shorter in central defence than we’ve maybe ever been before.
The Brazilian was already standing in for Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, but pulled up clutching the back of his leg when he wasn’t even involved in the play – which is always a very bad sign.
There’s an international break coming up, which could help in that it’ll be a fortnight in which he can get fit without us playing matches – but the fact Rhys Williams is now playing Champions League football explains the severity of our situation.
Before this season started, few had even heard of him.
Now, he might well be relied upon.
The reaction online was predictable:
Liverpool's injury problems worsen 🤕
Fabinho, who's stepped into defence since van Dijk's injury, goes off with what looks like a knee problem. On comes 19-year-old Rhys Williams.
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) October 27, 2020
Fabinho injured. pic.twitter.com/QABcpMONIn
— Rich (@RichRance) October 27, 2020
fabinho crocked now we’re bringing on isoquince. put this season in the bin
— Goose (@Atlas8SP) October 27, 2020
fabinho matip and vvd out i cba
— ً (@twfootbaII) October 27, 2020
Fabinho the latest injury. I don't know how we're going to cope at CB now #LIVFCM
— Andrew Caron (@AndyCaron29) October 27, 2020
Fabinho gonna be missing 4 weeks or so if it's a hamstring
— Craig (@craigtrav77) October 27, 2020
Fabinho injured…you couldn’t fucking write it
— ً (@marchylfc) October 27, 2020
looks like a hamstring for Fabinho, so that's him out for 3/4 weeks most likely….. we are screwed at cb #LFC
— Riggers (@UniqueRiggers) October 27, 2020