Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offers Fabinho injury update after Midtjylland win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Fabinho was taken off with a hamstring injury in the 2-0 Champions League victory over Midtjylland.

With Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip injured, Fabinho has dropped back from his position in central midfield to help fill the hole.

But on Tuesday night, the 27-year-old played for just 29 minutes before he was forced off with a knock and replaced by young defender Rhys Williams.

The extent of Fabinho's problem will be known by Wednesday morning but amid a busy fixture schedule, losing him for a lengthy period would be a major blow to Liverpool and Klopp.

Speaking after the match, Klopp was asked about Fabinho and the Liverpool manager feared the worst.

"Losing another centre-back was exactly the last thing we needed," Klopp said. "[Fabinho] felt his hamstring and that’s not good.

"He didn’t feel it too much: he said he could have played on but not make any more sprints."

Meanwhile, Diogo Jota says he was happier with the win than becoming the man to score Liverpool's 10,000th goal in all competitions.

"Well it's a start. Obviously, I'm happy to score and to help the team to achieve the win," he said.

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"Achieving that mark is always a good thing but I'm more happy with the victory today.

"After a good away win, it's important to keep on adding points and we did our job.

"We get the three points, that's most important, and now we [need to be] ready for the next game."

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