Liverpool handed injury blow ahead of FA Cup final and Saints

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Liverpool midfielder Fabinho (Pic: PA)
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho (Pic: PA)

LIVERPOOL are set to be without Brazilian international Fabinho for their visit to St Mary’s on Tuesday, after picking up an injury last time out.

Scans show the 28-year-old suffered a suspected hamstring concern, according to Liverpool Echo, trying to chase former Kop Philippe Coutinho this week.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came from behind to defeat Aston Villa 2-1 but will now be without their defensive midfielder for the FA Cup final with Chelsea on Saturday.

It looks set to rule him out of the rest of their remaining domestic campaign, including Saints, but Klopp hopes he will make a return by the time they play the Champions League final.

He can still line up a midfield of Jordan Henderson, Thiago and Naby Keita for the visit to St Mary’s on May 17.

Daily Echo: Liverpool are in the hunt for an unlikely quadruple (Pic: PA)
Daily Echo: Liverpool are in the hunt for an unlikely quadruple (Pic: PA)

Liverpool are in the hunt for an unlikely quadruple (Pic: PA)

"There’s a good chance that he will be available for the Champions League final," Klopp confirmed in his pre-FA Cup final press conference on Thursday afternoon.

"We have to (make do), because we can cope. Having him or not having him is a difference but it is all fine. That’s normal stuff that happens.

"It’s never in a position where you have 12 options, it’s always in a position where you (don’t). We have a few players.

"Hendo came on and played incredible (at Villa), he has played super games this season at number six so that is not a problem.”

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