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Klopp confirms yet another injury blow for Liverpool

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Liverpool’s injury list is mounting once again after Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Fabinho has returned to the treatment table.

In another defensive blow for the Reds, Klopp has confirmed Fabinho is sidelined with a fresh muscle injury will play no part in Liverpool’s trip to Leicester.

The Brazilian returned to fitness one week ago after his last muscle complaint to start the 4-1 defeat by Manchester City last Sunday.

But his latest setback leaves Liverpool light in central defence once again ahead of their trip to the King Power on Saturday. It is the fourth time he has been injured this season.

Fabinho has admirably filled in at centre-back this season and Klopp may now turn to one of his January signings – Ben Davies or Ozan Kabak – to plug the hole.

As per the Evening Standard, the Reds boss did not place a timescale on his recovery and admits he may not be fit for a vital week which sees Liverpool take on RB Leipzig and Everton.

Klopp also provided updates on injured duo Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, neither of whom have featured in 2021.

“He (Keita) had a hamstring, a slightly bigger one. He is not training with the team yet,” said Klopp.

The German added: “Diogo is close, but not as close as Naby. He is on the pitch as well. In rehab, you have to train really intense before you get into team training.

“Diogo, two to three weeks maybe. That’s kind of possible. Back in full training maybe and then see how long it takes.”

Ahead of the trip to Leicester, Klopp opened up on the defensive sessions he has put Kabak and Davies through in a bid to deal with Foxes ace Jamie Vardy.

“Jamie is a proper challenge & it’s a proper job to do. We had some sessions together where we could work on defensive sessions”.