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The Brazilian pulled up with an injury after less than half an hour in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Midtjylland

Liverpool‘s defensive woes got even worse on Tuesday as Fabinho was forced out of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Midtjylland with an apparent leg injury.

The Brazilian has been starting at centre-back in place of Virgil van Dijk, who is set to miss several months after suffering an ACL injury.

Fabinho started Tuesday’s clash with Midtjylland in defence alongside Joe Gomez, but was forced out after just under half-an-hour.

The former Monaco man pulled up while tracking back, going to ground shortly after as he was inspected by physios.

Shortly after, youngster Rhys Williams was summoned off the bench, with Fabinho limping off as Liverpool’s centre-back concerns worsened. 

Fabinho had been filling in at centre-back recently, having started alongside Gomez against both Ajax and Sheffield United.

The Brazilian was needed in the role due to injuries to both Van Dijk and Joel Matip, although the latter is expected to be back in the near future.

Van Dijk, meanwhile, is not, as the Dutch star suffered an injury against Everton that could keep him out for the rest of the season. 

The Netherlands star suffered the injury following a clash with Jordan Pickford, while Liverpool’s summer signing Thiago also suffered an injury in that Merseyside derby.

More to come…

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