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Liverpool handed a boost as Brazil doctor claims Fabinho should be fit for Champions League final

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Liverpool suffer massive injury spike as Brazilian team doctor says Fabinho should be fit for Champions League final – after being named to their international squad despite being injured against Aston Villa

  • Fabinho was sent off in the 30th minute of Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa
  • But the 28-year-old has been included in Brazil’s squad for his next matches
  • Brazil team doctor thinks Fabinho could be ready for Champions League final

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is expected to be fit for the Champions League final on May 28 despite suffering a hamstring problem in Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

That’s according to Brazil’s team doctor after the 28-year-old was named in his squad for the upcoming games against South Korea and Japan.

“We don’t have all the information yet, but we are optimistic that he will reach the Champions League final,” said Fabio Mahseredjian.

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Fabinho came off in the 30th minute of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa

The injury happened after he was pressed to give up possession by Philippe Coutinho

The injury happened after he was pressed to give up possession by Philippe Coutinho

Fabinho’s 30th-minute withdrawal at Villa Park spoiled an otherwise important win for Liverpool as they kept their narrow Premier League title hopes alive.

He injured himself while running to chase former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, but partially got up and held the back of his thigh, wincing in pain.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said after the match that the Brazilian hoped his injury wasn’t too serious.

“He felt a muscle, not too much,” Klopp said. “He’s quite positive but I don’t know what I can think of him. We’ll see.

“You have to make the decisions before the game, nobody had any problems and you have to play against someone.”

It gives Reds boss Jurgen Klopp a big headache ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend

It gives Reds boss Jurgen Klopp a big headache ahead of the FA Cup final this weekend

But the midfielder remains a doubt for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Liverpool prepared for the final with victory against Steven Gerrard’s Villa.

Douglas Luiz put the hosts ahead after three minutes but Liverpool equalized through Joel Matip before Sadio Mane secured the three points.

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