"He'll definetely be back" Klopp confirms Fabinho presence at Champions League final
Jürgen Klopp confirmed one of his most important players will make the recovery on time for the Champions League final
It's good news for the Anfield crowd: Fabinho will be ready for the Champions League final in Paris. Jürgen Klopp confirmed one of his most important players will recover on time to face Real Madrid at the big date.
"He'll definetely be back for the final, and for the Chelsea final. Before that, we don't know", the German manager confirmed. "[He is] absolutely OK. Fab is a professional, he was obviously not happy about it, that's clear, but he took it and is already taking on the fight against time, if you want. That's how it is".
The midfielder had suffered a muscle injury at Villa Park in the middle of the week and set off alarm bells at Anfield. The manager also stressed how it's not a matter of being ready on the big day, but also being ready for the preparation that takes place before: "It is not enough if you are ready on Friday before the final, it should be Tuesday or Wednesday or something like that and we are working on that and we are all very positive that it will be the case. So he is absolutely OK."
Fabinho has started 26 matches for Liverpool this season and many pointed out he would have been a big miss for the Reds had he missed the biggest match in the European football season. Liverpool continue to compete on three fronts, as they face Chelsea on the FA Cup final tomorrow (Sat 14/05), while they remain hopeful of some help to keep them in contention for the Premier League, currently 3 points behind Manchester City with just 2 matches left to be played. Their final match of the season will on Saturday 28th of May when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.