‘I believe we won’t be playing’, says Fabinho as he and teammate Alisson look doubtful for Liverpool’s clash at Watford due to match in Brazil just 35 hours before


Fabinho and Alisson look set to miss Liverpool’s clash with Watford on Saturday, the Reds midfielder has said.

The Brazil duo face Uruguay in the early hours of Friday morning, at 1.30am UK time, just 35 hours before the Premier League match, which is live on talkSPORT.

Liverpool are set to be without Fabinho, who has been a rock in defensive midfield since joining in 2018

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Liverpool are set to be without Fabinho, who has been a rock in defensive midfield since joining in 2018

While Alisson is also expected to not feature for the same reason of his commitment to Brazil

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While Alisson is also expected to not feature for the same reason of his commitment to Brazil

Fabinho also revealed Liverpool are considering sending him and Alisson straight to Spain to quarantine ahead of the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

The midfielder said: “I believe that this first match against Watford it will be very hard for us, I don’t think we will play. Neither Alisson or myself.

“The match against Uruguay will be Friday overnight there (in the United Kingdom) and the match against Watford will be half past noon.

“With all of what is involved, travel, I don’t know how much time we will have between one game and the other.

Fabinho also shed light on the elaborate plans to get he and his teammate ready to face Atletico Madrid

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Fabinho also shed light on the elaborate plans to get he and his teammate ready to face Atletico Madrid

Liverpool tried to get the match moved to Saturday night but it was rejected

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Liverpool tried to get the match moved to Saturday night but it was rejected

“I believe that we won’t be playing. We will also be in quarantine, but the club is still studying whether it is better to go straight to Spain to play against Atletico Madrid and quarantine there, without staying in a hotel in England.”

Liverpool were sweating on the fitness of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota, who played no part in the international break for England and Portugal respectively.

But Jurgen Klopp revealed that the pair, who were nursing injuries, should be fit for the match against the Hornets.

However, the Vicarage Road clash is likely to come too soon for Thiago Alcantara, who’s continuing his recovery from a calf injury.

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