Jurgen Klopp delivers Fabinho Liverpool injury update after Aston Villa substitution

Liverpool's Fabinho is substituted after picking up an injury during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. Picture date: Tuesday May 10, 2022.

Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover if Fabinho will be fit for the FA Cup final after he limped off at Aston Villa.

Fabinho was replaced on the half-hour after suffering a suspected hamstring injury during the 2-1 Premier League win at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

The midfielder, who was substituted for Jordan Henderson, will now undergo scans to ascertain the extent of the damage ahead of Saturday’s showpiece against Chelsea.

But Jurgen Klopp offered a cautiously optimistic fitness update when asked if Fabinho would be available for Wembley.

I don’t know,” said the Reds boss. “He felt a muscle, not too much. It was not the thigh, but the other side (hamstring). He is quite positive but I’m not sure what I can take of that, to be honest. We will see.

I can’t say when he’ll be ready. Nobody has an answer for that. He has a good feeling and that gives me a better feeling than I had when I took him off.

If you ask me now, I’d say leave Fabinho out (for this game) but I can’t turn that back. He was completely fine before the game.

Klopp, who explained the absence of Andy Robertson, reported no further injury issues after Liverpool came from behind to win a bruising encounter that was loosely refereed by Jon Moss.

The rest came through without too many problems,” added the Reds manager. “Robbo wasn’t in the squad because I wanted to give him a rest at home and brought another striker into the squad if we needed. That’s it. Apart from that, we should be fine.

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