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FA Cup final: Liverpool handed major injury blow ahead of Chelsea clash

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The Reds might have to play without one of their key players in the upcoming match.

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho will reportedly miss the upcoming FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Brazilian star limped off the pitch during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp said he felt ‘positive’ about Fabinho’s injury blow after the game, but new reports claim otherwise.

According to The Times, Fabinho will miss his side’s upcoming FA Cup final against Chelsea after new scans have revealed that he has suffered a hamstring strain.

The English outlet also claims the midfielder will not be able to play in the Reds’ remaining league games against Southampton and Wolves. 

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Brazil have nevertheless called up Fabinho for their upcoming fixtures in June. 

Asked about the Liverpool star’s fitness status, Selecao’s physical trainer Fabio Mahseredjian responded: “We don’t have all the information yet. But we are optimistic that he will reach the Champions League final.”

Liverpool are competing in a tight Premier League title race with Liverpool while also fighting for trophies in Champions League and FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Real Madrid in a rematch of their 2018 UCL final on May 28. Let’s see if Fabinho can recover in time to join Liverpool’s squad for the game.