Many Liverpool fans think Fabinho has dropped a hint that he’ll be starting against FC Porto on Wednesday night.
The Reds are set to face the Primeira Liga outfit on Matchday Five of the Champions League group stages.
They’ve already secured top spot in Group B after picking up maximum points from their first four fixtures. Effectively, then, the game is a dead-rubber.
Midfielder Fabinho posted a matchday graphic on his Instagram story on Wednesday morning.
Why might Liverpool fans not want Fabinho to start?
In theory, this game is an opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to take key players out of the firing line. They can rest and avoid the risk of injury.
Fabinho is a key man at Anfield. He’s started all but one Premier League game for which he was available this season.
In fact, compatriot Alisson has declared him the ‘most important’ figure in the Liverpool team.
Last season, Diogo Jota started for the Reds in a similar situation against Midtjylland and sustained an injury that ruled him out for nearly four months.
Fan feed Watch LFC posted a screenshot of Fabinho’s story, and here’s what supporters had to say.
Liverpool fans urge Klopp not to start Fabinho
“Hope not. Need him for Saturday. Not a dead game.”
“This is really stupid of Klopp”
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