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  • David Tyrer

Klopp unsure whether Fabinho will start for Liverpool at Villa Park

It's a strange call that Jurgen Klopp has to make for Liverpool tomorrow; does Fabinho play, or does he sit it out.

On the one hand, he's a crucial cog in the Liverpool machine, probably the finest pure defensive midfielder in Europe at the moment.

But on the other hand, Man City will be a much tougher opponent next weekend and we really can't afford to not have him available for that particular match.

So Klopp has to weigh up whether the risk of playing Fabinho, who's very role is to tackle, challenge and generally, block the opposition's forward play.

We will find out tomorrow. But in the meantime, Klopp said: "I don't know yet [whether he will play]. I will have to see.

"I know he is [one booking away]. No challenges at all!

"It is not possible to play against Villa without tackles. We know it.

"We have to deal with this information, either him or me with the line-ups."




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