Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has emerged as an injury doubt for this Sunday’s season opener against West Ham United.
Well-regarded photographer Mark Hughes has reported that the Brazilian was seen leaving the club’s Melwood training ground with a club doctor today.
Twitter: Fabinho a doubt for Sunday.
Left melwood with the club doctor this morning with a knock. (@MarkHughes_)
It is believed he may have picked up a knock in training, but no further details have been revealed at this stage.
The Reds agreed to sign the defensive midfielder from French outfit Monaco at the end of May, replacing Emre Can who joined Juventus.
The deal, which was worth an initial £40m plus £5m in add-ons, saw the 24-year-old sign a ‘long-term’ contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Should Fabinho not be available for the weekend, Klopp will be forced to rethink his plans.
Other midfield options include club captain Jordan Henderson, another new signing, Naby Keita, who’s pre-arranged switch from RB Leipzig came in to play this summer, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana.