Sidelined Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has today provided a brief update on his road to recovery, ahead of the Reds’ meeting with Manchester United next weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently in the midst of an absolutely scintillating spell of form.
Incredibly, to this point in the Premier League campaign, the European champions have racked up 20 wins and a draw from their 21 outings.
Their latest 3-point haul came yesterday evening, when Roberto Firmino’s solitary first-half strike eventually proved decisive at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
104 – @LFC have accrued 104 points across their last 38 Premier League matches (W33 D5 L0); this is a record total by any team across a 38-match spell in the competition’s history, overtaking 102-point stretches by Man City (ending in 2018) and Chelsea (2005). Juggernaut. pic.twitter.com/r8PLzorzhJ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2020
Liverpool’s stellar form, though, has not been restricted to their league endeavours.
The Merseyside giants also recently clinched the Club World Cup, and remain alive and well in both the Champions League and FA Cup.
As outlined above, meanwhile, this all comes despite one of the Reds’ key men having been confined to the sidelines for some time now.
Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has established himself as an absolutely integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s engine room since his arrival from Monaco 18 months ago.
However, the 26-year-old has not featured for the Anfield powerhouse in over 6 weeks, since picking up an injury during his side’s 1-1 draw with Napoli at the end of November.
As such, speaking in an interview with French outlet Telefoot earlier today, Fabinho was inevitably questioned on his recovery, with the South American having provided a positive update on his progress towards a return to the pitch:
‘My ankle is better. I trained alone this week.’
‘I am touching the ball again. I feel good and I feel confident.’
Based on his latest comments, Fabinho could potentially be in contention to feature in Liverpool’s next outing.
The Reds are set to welcome Manchester United to Anfield next weekend, for a crunch Premier League clash.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men remain the only side to have avoided defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the league to this point in the campaign.