Liverpool given Fabinho injury boost as hamstring issue not as bad as first feared / Everton’s Allan expected to replace in Brazil side

Encouraging news

When Fabinho had to be taken off against Midtjylland Jurgen Klopp’s bad fortune seemed set to continue. The German has already lost Virgil van Dijk and Thiago plus Joel Matip is still returning from a knock.

This meant that for the upcoming match against West Ham there was a centre-back selection dilemma. Fabinho, who had been standing in for the Dutchman, was feared to have torn his hamstring meaning a long stint on the side lines.

According to recent reports however this affliction is not as bad as first feared. Instead of the nightmare grade 3 tear, the injury ranges between grades 1 and 2. This means Fabinho’s return could range in weeks rather than months.

Fabinho will still miss key fixtures for Liverpool against West Ham and Atalanta before the huge clash against Manchester City. Liverpool have already dropped several points this season. A loss to City could be hugely damaging to the club’s title hopes this season.

In comes Allan

Brazilian midfielder Allan joined Everton from Napoli to reunite with former Naples coach Carlo Ancelotti. Since, he has helped Everton to a blistering start to the Premier League campaign. The Toffees most recent loss to Southampton was their first of the season.

The performances of Allan have justified the meagre £21 million fee the club paid the Italian side for his services.

Allan will also replace the injured Fabinho is the Brazilian national side joining up with teammate Richarlison. The 29-year-old spoke in a recent interview of how highly he regards Ancelotti and how the Italian gets results from the squad.

GENOA, GE – NOVEMBER 10: Marques Allan of Napoli and Daniel Bessa of Genoa compete for the ball during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on November 10, 2018 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

“I think I refer to him as professor because of the way he reads the game, the way he prepares for games and the relationship he has with the players,” said Allan.

“He is a maestro and if you look at his history and success in the game it speaks for itself. He has won everywhere he has gone and he is the type of person who deserves the best words to describe him.”

“In Italy we tended to refer to the coach as ‘Mister’, which is the case for all the coaches, but Carlo Ancelotti is a great guy, a really high quality coach who manages to keep all the players satisfied, motivated and happy.”

Everton look to get back to winning ways on Sunday away to Newcastle at 2:00pm.

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