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Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Fabinho faces another spell on the sidelines after suffering a ‘minor’ muscle injury.
The steering wheel turned central returned to Liverpool page of the tough defeat last weekend against Manchester City.
However, he faces a spell again, with Klopp confirming the news at his press conference for Saturday’s clash with Leicester.
The German must now decide whether to deliver a debut to one of his January signings, Ozan kabak or Ben Davies, or turn to Nat Phillips or Rhys Williams again.
However, Klopp is confident that Kabak will be able to cope with the pressure of facing Jamie Vardy this weekend, if he starts.
He said, “Jamie (Vardy) is a suitable challenge and it is a suitable job to do. We had some sessions together where we were able to work on defensive sessions. “
Kabak’s task may be easier if there are no fans on stage to judge him, but Klopp doesn’t see it that way.
He added: “I enjoy every fan in the stadium. I never saw it as pressure. But if you make a mistake, you hear all the noise from the crowd, that’s not pleasant. But he’s used to playing in front of large crowds. “
Fitness updates from Jota and Keita
The Reds boss also gave an update on the physical condition of Naby Keita and Diogo Jota before the game.
Klopp said: “Diogo is close, but not as close as Naby. He is also in the field. In rehab you have to train very intensely before you start team training.
Diogo, maybe 2-3 weeks. That’s possible. Maybe back to full training and then see how long it takes. “
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