All the signs are pointing to Liverpool pair Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara being fit for the Champions League final this weekend, according to the Daily Mail‘s Dominic King.
The usually reliable reporter claims the two players are winning their race to be fit to face Real Madrid at the Stade de France.
Fans on Twitter are trying not to get their hopes up too high but some are confident about the Reds’ chances of lifting their seventh European Cup if both Fabinho and Thiago are involved:
madrid are in trouble.
— Kopite (@MbappeKopite) May 25, 2022
Wrap them up please
— Owen (@OwenLFC22) May 25, 2022
— **Makk 1970**🌹🌈🏳️🌈🇪🇺 (@smakk1970) May 26, 2022
Don’t say it out loud yet…
— Tej Singh (@TejTejTej) May 25, 2022
Stronger the better going to be a hard game
— clarabella_leo (@clarabella_Leo) May 26, 2022
in the end Hendo and Millie will start
— TPK🇪🇬 #FSGOUT (@TPK_31) May 25, 2022
— Stephen Buggy (@bugsjugs) May 25, 2022
Having both players fit and available would be a big boost for manager Jurgen Klopp. Their experience and ability to control games in the middle of the park would undoubtedly increase Liverpool’s odds of securing victory.
It would, though, still be a surprise if both players started in Paris. The Reds rely on their midfield three and they can’t afford to be carrying anyone if they are not 100% fit. We shall see who makes the eleven on Saturday.