After suffering a hamstring injury, Fabinho has confirmed that he will be fit to play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The Reds are set to face Los Blancos in Paris in the final game of an incredible season and the stars seem to be aligning for Jurgen Klopp to be able to call on all his most important players.
After Liverpool beat Aston Villa over a week ago, the game was slightly overshadowed by an injury to the £180,000/week Liverpool starter.
It became clear pretty quickly that the injury was not serious and that he had a chance of playing in the Champions League final and he has now confirmed it.
“I am really looking forward to playing in Paris in the Champions League final. I am really confident I will be fit to play and help my teammates,” Fabinho told AS.
He continued: “I think I can speak a little general. We are very tired.
“It’s true because we’ve been playing on weekends and during the week for a month now, always game after game and important games, which makes you physically and mentally tired as well.
“But this team worked very hard to get here, to this point in the season with a chance of winning all four trophies. There are few games left, there is a final sprint.”
Fabinho on the Champions League Final: “I will be there — ready to play.” pic.twitter.com/2cRse0fOz7
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While Liverpool may be fatigued and Real Madrid may be fresh after being able to rest and manage their best players’ fitness the last couple of weeks, I’m still very confident.
Carlo Ancelotti is blessed with a talented, experienced and dangerous team but Liverpool’s defensive superiority will prove the difference in what will likely be a very close game.
In La Liga, a division not as competitive as the Premier League, Real Madrid have conceded 31 games this season while Liverpool have only conceded 25 goals.
The Reds’ high line might be enticing for Vinicius Junior to exploit but the pace of Ibrahima Konate, who is expected to start, will help Trent Alexander-Arnold if he’s caught out of position when in transition.