Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be very glad of the 11-day break between league matches considering the club are currently without six first-team players.
The Reds boss may have some good news on the injury front, however, with Fabinho having returned to light training during the Merseyside club’s mid-season training camp in Dubai.
It is now hoped that the Brazilian international will be fit enough to start their next game versus Leicester City next Wednesday.
Klopp could do with a player who can play at right-back. James Milner will be suspended for the match against the Foxes while Trent Alexander-Arnold is struggling with a knee injury, and is unlikely to be fit to start.
Joe Gomez is also still recovering from a fractured leg he picked up against Burnley last month, but the defender is said to be closing in on a return to training.
Georginio Wijnaldum could be back in contention for the Leicester game. The Dutchman missed the 4-3 win over Crystal Palace with a knee injury but he was close to being fit to face the Eagles so he should be in the matchday squad next week.
Klopp is also hopeful that Dejan Lovren will return to action to face the Foxes. The centre-back sustained a hamstring injury in the opening minutes of the FA Cup defeat to Wolves earlier this month.
Fans have also been excited to see Alex Oxlade Chamberlain back doing some ball work this week in Dubai. The 25-year-old has been out since April due to an ACL injury, but he now looks certain to return to full fitness earlier than expected.