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Liverpool’s Fabinho issues update on his and Alisson’s selection status for Watford tie

Liverpool’s Fabinho issues update on his and Alisson’s selection status for Watford tie

Liverpool set to face Watford

Liverpool are set to kick off this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures with a Saturday lunchtime trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. The Hornets are now under new management, with Claudio Ranieri having taken the reins after Xisco Munoz was sacked during the international break, and will be looking to put on a show for their home fans.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, on the other hand, are flying after a brilliant start to the season that has seen them remain the sole unbeaten club in the division. Sitting second behind Chelsea, they know that a win is imperative this weekend, as the Reds aim to keep pace with the early title challengers.

However, they may have to navigate the Watford clash with a threadbare squad.

Duo unsure on availability

Two players that Liverpool will be left sweating on are Fabinho and Alisson, both of whom are on international duty with Brazil. The Selecao face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier just 36 hours before the clash at Vicarage Road, casting doubt over their availability for the Premier League tie.

And now, it appears that Fabinho has all but ruled the idea out. Speaking to the Brazilian press, he revealed:

“I believe that this Liverpool match against Watford will be very hard for us. I don’t think we will play, either Alisson or myself. ” 

While this comes as a blow, it has been softened by the news that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are both expected to be available, having also been in doubt.

Can Liverpool pick up a much-needed three points even without their star Brazilians?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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