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Fabinho withdrawn from Brazil squad in bad injury omen for Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been removed from Brazil's squad for their World Cup qualifiers next month, further adding to Jurgen Klopp's defensive woes.

The versatile back-line option picked up a problem in the Reds' Champions League win against FC Midtjylland earlier this week, with the Selecao now confirming that the 27-year-old has suffered a right thigh muscle injury.

Liverpool have yet to confirm the severity of Fabinho's injury, but the news that he will likely miss November's international break suggests a layoff that Klopp's side can hardly afford following a spate of further absentees.