More trouble for Liverpool as top star will miss crucial EPL game against Leicester City

More trouble for Liverpool as top star will miss crucial EPL game against Leicester City

- Fabinho will not be available for Liverpool's important Premier League clash against Leicester City

- Reds' manager Klopp confirmed that the Brazilian is currently struggling with a muscle injury

- The Anfield giants have dropped to fourth on the table and are ten points behind league leaders Man City

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Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will be without their Brazilian star Fabinho in the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium, Twitter.

The Reds have been without a centre-back in most parts of the season following the injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Fabinho has been drafted into the central role in defence this season but has picked up a few injuries in the process.

More trouble for Liverpool as make-shift defender ruled out for crucial tie against Leicester City

Fabinho has been ruled out Liverpool's crucial tie against Leicester City. Photo by Mike Egerton
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Liverpool star Van Dijk reacts to his team's loss to Man City at Anfield

Klopp's men were humbled 4-1 by Premier League rivals Man City at Anfield in their last outing and the Brazilian was booked but played all 90 minutes in the encounter.

And Klopp has confirmed Fabinho will miss Liverpool's game against Leicester due to a muscle injury.

The defending champions are now ten points off leaders City, five behind Man United and three adrift their weekend's opponent's Leicester.

Chelsea who have been in fine form under Thomas Tuchel are just a point below the Reds on the table in fifth position.

Liverpool will be playing RB Leipzig in the Champions League in the coming week before the Merseyside showdown against their rivals Everton on the domestic scene.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola who is the manager of Manchester City has slammed his counterpart from Liverpool Jurgen Klopp over the comment he made that his wards had two weeks break when they were hit by COVID-19.

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Liverpool who have not been doing well this season in the Premier League will be facing Manchester City on Sunday, February 7, in their next League game which will be a tough one.

And ahead of the encounter, Jurgen Klopp claimed that his wards' opponents have had many days off this term than them which has helped them in their campaign.

The German explained that his players are tired, unlike his opponents who have had time to rest due to the problems of COVID-19.

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