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Jürgen Klopp expects Fabinho to be fit for Champions League final

Jürgen Klopp expects Fabinho to be fit for Champions League final

  • Midfielder sustained hamstring injury during win at Aston Villa
  • Liverpool play Real Madrid in Champions League final on 28 May

Jürgen Klopp expects Fabinho to be fit for the Champions League final despite the Liverpool midfielder sustaining a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s win over Aston Villa.

The 28-year-old will miss Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and the two remaining Premier League games of the season against Southampton and Wolves as a result of a strain to his left hamstring. However, he should recover to face Real Madrid in Paris on 28 May.

Klopp said: “There’s a good chance that he will be available for the Champions League final.”

Although Fabinho’s absence is undoubtedly a setback to Liverpool’s FA Cup and title prospects, their manager believes his squad will handle the loss.

Klopp, who replaced Fabinho with Jordan Henderson to good effect against Villa, said: “We have to cope, 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. He has played super games this season at 6 so that is not a problem.”

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