Liverpool midfielder Fabinho could be back in contention when the Reds face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday, according to reports in the UK.
The Brazilian international has been sidelined with a muscular problem for the last three games. He last made an appearance in the 4-1 home defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.
Whether Fabinho will be fit to start against the Blades this weekend, it remains to be seen, but supporters on Twitter are just glad to hear that the 27-year-old could be available soon:
— Chazbear420 (@chazbear420) February 23, 2021
I hope when Fabinho returns he plays as a 6
— Dimi Mahavithanage (@notsodim) February 23, 2021
Stick him in midfield and trust the new guys at the back
— Me! (@LFC96594865) February 23, 2021
He's by far our best cb tho
— Adrian Da Goat (@Interestingrev1) February 23, 2021
Need him back in midfield asap
— Dave Stanway (@DaveStanway1) February 23, 2021
If Klopp plays him in defense then he is lost. He is removing any form of leadership in the midfield which is becoming our downfall.
— Ethan Jamieson (@EthanJamieson04) February 23, 2021
Fab in the midfield please i beg
— james (@jamesfernanxx) February 23, 2021
Fab should not be back in the CB position again … CDM and free Thiago as CAM … and if Jota is back he should play 4-2-3-1
No need to put Fab again the the back line it is cursed
— Khaled Hossam (@Khaled_Hossam85) February 23, 2021
The Brazilian will most likely be selected to play in the centre of defence by manager Jurgen Klopp when he does make his comeback. Although fans would prefer to see him in midfield, the groin injury suffered by captain Jordan Henderson means there is a lack of experience in the backline.
Ozan Kabak, Nat Phillips and Ben Davies all need someone to help them through games and Fabinho will be the only player fit to provide that guidance.