The Brazilian has been missing since injuring his tendon in the Reds’ Premier League victory over Sheffield United last month.
The midfielder’s absence has since been felt even more because of his ability to fill the center of defense, given Liverpool’s defensive crisis with Virgil van Dyck and Joe Gomez, both of whom have suffered serious knee injuries. excluded until the new year.
Boss Jurgen Klopp said before the international break that he hoped Fabinho and his midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who was injured at the end of the derbider derby and had not played since, would be close to returning to action when action in the Premier League resumes.
Neither were pictured when the Reds began their lives at their AXA training home in Kirkby earlier in the week, but Fabinho was visible attending Friday̵
Fabinho later tweeted, revealing how happy he is to be back in action after his injury was reduced.
He said, “You missed that. Back in the field!”
Earlier on Friday, Klopp refused to award a single midfielder from his plans for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City at the top of the Anfield table (starting at 7.15pm).
Asked for up-to-date availability for this weekend, Klopp said: “No Hendo, no Trent, that’s clear. We’ll see.”
With Virgil van Dyke and Joe Gomez also removed, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams will compete for the role of central defender alongside Joel Matip if Fabinho does not recover in time.
Klopp also offered up-to-date information on Gomez, who is facing a battle to play again this season after suffering a serious knee injury with England last week.
“The operation was successful and now he is recovering from the operation and starting his rehabilitation,” said the head of the “reds”.
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“He is with his family, so he is in the best possible place.
“We help as much as we can, but for all the boys who have had surgery in the first few days, you are alone, but he has his family around him.”