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Brazil physio gives Fabinho update after Liverpool star limped off against Aston Villa

7:31 PM GMT+4 11/05/2022
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The star of Jurgen Klopp's creative hub may well be back in time for a crucial date in Paris with Los Blancos

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho's injury scare may not be as bad as feared, with international team Brazil suggesting that the playmaker could be fit for the club's Champions League final against Real Madrid at the end of the month.

The Selecao star limped off during Tuesday's Premier League victory over Aston Villa, stoking major fears that Jurgen Klopp could be without one of his most influential players for the run-in, which sees the club competing for silverware on three fronts.

But now, a positive - if somewhat foggy - update has been issued by the player's national team, after he was assessed by their staff following his arrival for a pre-international camp.

What has been said about Fabinho's condition by Brazil?

The midfielder was called up to the Brazil squad on Wednesday following his injury scare, with the Selecao stepping up preparations for a trio of friendlies next month.

There, phsyio Fabio Mahseredjian was able to offer a positive update on the playmaker's condition, and says he will hopefully be available for Reds selection in their showpiece European encounter.

"We don't have all the information yet, but we are optimistic that he will reach the Champions League final," he stated.

What games could Fabinho miss?

If hopes are for the player to make the crunch clash with Madrid on May 28, it could suggest a return sooner rather than later.

However, GOAL understands he will definitely miss the FA Cup final against Chelsea and the trip to Southampton in the Premier League three days later.

He is likely to be out for the final league game of the season against Wolves on May 22, too.

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