Fabinho to miss ten games for Liverpool after ankle ligament injury confirmed

Fabinho hurt his ankle against Napoli (Picture: PA)

Liverpool have confirmed Fabinho will miss the rest of 2019 after suffering ankle ligament damage.

Fabinho limped off against Napoli during the week and there were immediate fears the Brazilian could miss as much as six weeks of action.

Liverpool welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Anfield at the weekend, a game Fabinho was already suspended for.

But the influential midfielder will miss the entirety of Liverpool’s jam-packed festive period and will not make his injury comeback until after the New Year.

Fabinho will not play again in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

‘Losing a player like Fabinho is massive,’ Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s game this weekend.

‘We are not sure how long it will take but it looks pretty sure he will not be involved in the Christmas fixtures.

‘We have solutions for the position. We have to replace him and we will play without him. It’s important he does the right things and be back as soon as possible.

‘We have to find solutions. We are not the only team with injured players. We have to deal with it and we will.’

Fabinho will miss the Merseyside derby against Everton next week, the Champions League decider against RB Salzburg, the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa and a crucial Premier League clash with Leicester City.

Liverpool first game in January is a home match against Sheffield United on 2 January before a big game against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham the following week.

Games Fabinho will miss

(H) Brighton & Hove Albion – Sat Nov 30

(H) Everton – Wed Dec 4

(A) Bournemouth – Sat Dec 7

(A) RB Salzburg – Tues Dec 10

(H) Watford – Sat Dec 14

(A) Aston Villa EFL Cup – Tues Dec 17

FIFA Club World Cup – Wed Dec 18-21

(A) Leicester City – Thurs Dec 26

(H) Wolverhampton Wanderers – Sun Dec 29

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