FA Cup Final: Jurgen Klopp in Trouble as Key Liverpool Star Ruled out Of Chelsea Meeting

FA Cup Final: Jurgen Klopp in Trouble as Key Liverpool Star Ruled out Of Chelsea Meeting

  • Fabinho picked a muscular injury during Liverpool's 2-1 hard-fought Premier League win over Aston Villa
  • Jurgen Klopp was hoping to have the versatile midfielder feature in his side's FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea
  • However, the Liverpool boss has revealed the 28-year-old will be unavailable for selection when his charges take the Wembley trip

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool midfielder Fabinho will miss his side's FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea.

The two English giants are set to face off on Saturday, May 14, at Wembley Stadium, with the clash presenting Liverpool with an opportunity to lift the second trophy this season.

Fabinho leaves the field through injury during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
Fabinho leaves the field through injury during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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However, the Reds will have to do that without Fabinho who has been instrumental in their spectacular season thus far.

Why Fabinho will miss the FA Cup final

Fabinho was ruled out of the FA Cup final after he picked an injury during his side's Premier League meeting with Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

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According to Metro UK, the Brazilian football star sustained a muscular problem during the encounter, thus ruling him out of the Wembley trip.

While issuing an update on Fabinho's injury status, Klopp divulged that the 28-year-old can only be available for selection in the latter stages of the season but not on Saturday.

"There’s a good chance that he will be back whenever – not for the weekend but whenever," Klopp told Liverpool's official website.

Fabinho has been a mainstay in Liverpool’s team this term and has played a crucial part in the Reds' push to win the Premier League and reach the Champions League final.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic to miss FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea have been dealt a huge injury blow in Mateo Kovacic just days before their FA Cup final meeting with Liverpool.

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According to Thomas Tuchel, the Croatian is unlikely to play any role in the Saturday, May 14, clash at Wembley Stadium.

Kovacic picked an ankle injury during Chelsea's Premier League encounter against Leeds United on Wednesday night.

Source: SportsBrief.com