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Why Fabinho is missing for Liverpool vs Manchester United

Why Fabinho is missing for Liverpool vs Manchester United

Manchester United vs Liverpool

The weekend’s marquee Premier League clash is set to play out later today.

The tie in question will see Manchester United and Liverpool face off at Old Trafford.

Liverpool head into the game on a fine run of form. The Reds would go to Spain in midweek and come away with an impressive 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid, to ensure that they have picked up maximum points from their opening three Champions League games of the season.

Elsewhere, in the Premier League, Liverpool are the only side in the division yet to lose a single game this term.

Granted, they have drawn three of eight, but it is still an impressive record which left the Reds just one point off table-toppers Chelsea before the latest gameweek.

However, after Thomas Tuchel’s men smashed Norwich on Saturday, Liverpool have been left well aware that a win is needed this evening to keep pace with the current league leaders.

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Why Fabinho missed out vs Man United

Liverpool, though, will have to make do without the services of one of their key players against Manchester United.

The Merseysiders, as is customary, released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The XI, and squad, proved largely as expected, though it was slightly surprising to see Joel Matip dropped for Ibrahima Konate and Diogo Jota in for Sadio Mane.

The one major absence from the Liverpool matchday panel, however, came in the form of Fabinho.

And the Merseyside outfit have since been quick to provide an explanation for the Brazilian missing out, confirming that:

Fabinho misses out with a knock to his knee, which is not thought to be a long-term issue.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Everton vs Liverpool Full time result
Everton
7/1
Draw
4/1
Liverpool
4/11
Everton vs Liverpool Result/Both teams score Yes No
Everton 11/1 12/1
Liverpool 15/8
Draw 5/1 14/1
Everton vs Liverpool Correct Score
Everton
Liverpool
Everton vs Liverpool Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Mohamed Salah7/5 7/5 8/13
Diogo Jota11/4 11/4 11/8
Sadio Mane11/4 11/4 11/8
Divock Origi10/3 10/3 6/4
Takumi Minamino10/3 10/3 6/4

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4