Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that it is unlikely that midfielder Fabinho will start against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium tonight.
The Reds enter the Premier League clash with a 13-point lead at the top of the table with two games in hand.
Fabinho, who had been absent for Liverpool since November with an ankle injury that he sustained during a Champions League clash against Napoli, made his return from the bench against Manchester United on the weekend.
However, it is unlikely that he will start against Wolves going by what Klopp has said.
Klopp on Fabinho: "Sensationally good to have him back. How close is he to starting? I don't know. He needs to find rhythm and we will introduce him step by step."
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) January 22, 2020
It would have been great to have Fabinho back for this clash. Wolves, who have defeated Manchester City twice this season in the Premier League, possess a serious threat.
Fabinho’s experience and talent would have been more than handy against a top side such as Wolves, but it does sound as if he will have to settle for the bench.
Tonight’s clash could arguably be Liverpool’s toughest Premier League game of the season, but the Reds should still come out on top.