Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United is now just two days away.
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Jurgen Klopp has also provided news of a boost ahead of the game as well, revealing that both Fabinho and Joel Matip are likely to be in the squad this weekend after returning from injury – as reported by James Pearce.
Klopp says Matip and Fabinho both available and likely to be in the squad #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) January 17, 2020
Unsurprisingly, this has got plenty of Liverpool fans talking, and it is fair to say they are delighted with the news.
Moment of silence for united
— Robbo sprint (@whocarehhh) January 17, 2020
— Liana.LFC6times ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@LibuzLFC) January 17, 2020
This is great news…..
— Abdelrhman Aty (@AbdelrhmanAty) January 17, 2020
Music to the ears
— HIT MAKER ™ (UNBEARABLE LFC FAN) (@T_boier) January 17, 2020
Having these two back is huge for Klopp. Fabinho was called the best defensive midfielder in the world by Gary Neville (Sky Sports via Metro) back in September, whilst before he was forced on to the sidelines, Joel Matip was Virgil van Dijk’s regular partner at the heart of the Liverpool defence, playing six Premier League games in a row.
However, some fans do not want them to start against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, fearing that they may not be ready for such a heated game just yet…
Yessssss! No need to rush Fab and Joel back.
— Just Lee (@bigobone13) January 17, 2020
Bench em, will be a physical game and we dont need them getting injured again
— Jordan Weaver (@mrjordanweaver) January 17, 2020
Given that they have not played first-team football for a considerable amount of time, it would be wise not to include them from the start. But such is the nature of the contest, it remains to be seen whether the former Borussia Dortmund manager calls on the duo on Sunday and throws them right into the deep end.