Liverpool manager Klopp confirms Fabinho out of FA Cup final

Henderson will replace Fabinho and retain the defensive midfield position in the FA Cup final.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the injury of Fabinho. It means the Reds will be without the midfielder for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The Brazilian came off with a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s win at Villa Park. He will now miss the final two league games of the season. The Reds manager hopes he will be fit in time for the Champions League final on 28 May.

“We can cope,” Klopp said, when asked how Fabinho’s absence would impact Liverpool’s title hopes.

“We have to. Having him or not having him is a difference but it is all fine. That’s normal stuff that happens. It’s never in a position where you have 12 options, it’s always in a position where you don’t.”

Klopp also added: “There’s a good chance that he will be available for the Champions League final.”

Jordan Henderson came off the bench to replace Fabinho in the comeback victory at Villa Park and Klopp hinted that Henderson will retain the defensive midfield position in FA Cup final against Chelsea.

“Hendo came on and played incredible. He has played super games this season at number six, so that is not a problem.”

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