Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has added another name to his ever-lengthening injury list, as Fabinho has picked up a muscle problem in training.
Liverpool will be without the midfielder slash makeshift centre-half for tomorrow's Premier League match at Leicester, although Klopp says he does not know how long the Brazilian will be out for. The Reds play Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday and face Everton in a Merseyside derby on the following Saturday.
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New signings Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak could play at centre half, while Nathaniel Phillips is also in contention. Klopp says with Brazilian out, there'll be a chance for someone else to impress.
"Fab will not be available by the way, he suffered a little muscle injury. We have to find a solution so all of them had a chance this week to show who is ready and I have to make a decision [on who toselect] tomorrow."
Klopp not 'pointing fingers'
Klopp will be in charge of his 300th game as Liverpool manager said no one is blaming anyone for his side's current form, with four losses in their last six games.
“We are in it together. There is nothing to worry about, we are not pointing the finger at each other.
"There is nothing bad to say about the atmosphere but we are not flying. It’s normal if you don’t get results week in week out that a few things drop.
"Rhythm is difficult when you have to keep bringing players in."
Fabinho started in the loss to Manchester City, and Klopp says despite the loss he saw reasons to be positive.
"I saw a very confident team v Manchester City which is one of the most difficult games in the world. The only thing you can really do is to fight through a situation like this. Nobody will help you.
"You have to work for all the situations, defend and attack on the highest level. There are a lot of good signs in the last few weeks that shows me we aren’t too far away,” Klopp said.