Liverpool vs West Ham United - Fabinho may not be ready for Liverpool debut

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA

Liverpool vs West Ham United - Fabinho may not be ready for Liverpool debut

New signing Fabinho faces a late fitness test before manager Jurgen Klopp decides whether he can make his debut at home to West Ham on Sunday.

The Brazilian had a scan on a muscle injury on Thursday but although that came back clear the midfielder was sent home from training after feeling unwell.

Joe Gomez is expected to be fit after missing Tuesday’s friendly against Torino but fellow defenders Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip are unlikely to be ready while World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren will not be considered having only returned from extended leave at the weekend.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will field a new-look side for the season-opener at Liverpool.

Of the nine summer signings goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, full-back Ryan Fredericks, centre-half Issa Diop, midfielder Jack Wilshere and attackers Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson are likely starters for the Hammers.

Winston Reid, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are long-term injury absentees and Edimilson Fernandes is a doubt with a minor knock.

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