By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Liverpool’s unbelievable 2020-21 season ‘Hall of Injuries’ continue to grow as Fabinho limped off the pitch at Anfield in the Reds 2-0 victory over Danish minnows FC Midtjylland on Tuesday evening.
The Brazilian midfielder has been deputizing for Virgil van Dijk, who is out for a long while, but has now joined the Dutchman on the sidelines with what looked to be an upper leg/hamstring injury.
Playing as a false centre-back, Fabinho had to be substituted around the half-hour mark having pulled up while running and may need some weeks to recover.
Here’s what Jurgen Klopp said on TV after the game:
“We have to wait for the scan but when someone’s going off with a muscle problem, it’s pretty rare that the doc calls then next morning and says false alarm. So it’s just a matter of how long. Absolutely not cool.”
Liverpool despite the injury misery manage to win the game as Diogo Jota put the Reds ahead in the 55th minute with a close-range finish and, shortly after the visitors had gone close to scoring a late equaliser through Anders Dreyer, substitute Salah added a penalty in stoppage time.
The Reds face West Ham on Saturday before visiting Atalanta next.