When Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp added two more midfielders to an already-packed area during the summer transfer window, many may have assumed that James Milner would have less of a role to play.
However, it was quite the opposite as the 32-year-old has been a regular feature in the first team.
In fact, the midfielder has played in all 11 of Liverpool’s fixtures so far this season, and has started 10 of them.
On Sunday, the former England international started against Manchester City in a three-man midfield alongside Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum, but he had to be taken off less than half an hour into the contest with a hamstring injury
According to the Liverpool Echo, after having scans on the troubled area, it is thought that Milner is likely to miss the rest of October.
This means that Klopp may need to shake up his team for Premier League games against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, as well as a Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade.
If so, Keita and Fabinho are the most likely candidates to be pushing for a spot in the midfield.
If the former comes in then Henderson could continue in the holding role, but if Fabinho is unleashed, then that would give the club captain a chance to push forward.