Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been ruled out of action until next year with the ankle injury he suffered against Napoli.

 

The Brazilian went off after 19 minutes of last Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League group game, which the Reds drew 1-1, after he fell awkwardly after making a challenge.

 

Liverpool confirmed that the 26-year-old had suffered ankle ligament damage and will be out until the new year.

 

The Reds have 11 games over the next 34 days in the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Carabao Cup and Club World Cup.

 

Fabinho has started 12 out of 13 league games this season and all five European fixtures.

 

Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the English Premier League and host Brighton, a game Fabinho would have been suspended for anyway later today.

 

 

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