OFFICIAL: Fabinho suffers ankle injury and will be out of action until 2020

Liverpool have confirmed Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the Champions League encounter with Napoli in midweek.

Fabinho needed to be substituted after 18 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night after falling awkwardly during a challenge.

Further assessment on the injury has discovered Fabinho will be out of action until the New Year.

The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team at Melwood as he works his way back to full fitness.