Liverpool have confirmed that they will be without midfielder Fabinho until the new year.
The Brazilian suffered ankle ligament damage in the first half of the 1-1 draw with Napoli at Anfield on Wednesday and is now set to miss the club’s busy Christmas period where they face 12 games in five weeks.
"Liverpool can confirm Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the Champions League encounter with Napoli in midweek,” a club statement said.
"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."
The news is a major blow to the club’s trophy ambitions as they face crucial World Club Cup, Carabao Cup, Premier League and FA Cup games over the coming weeks which could define their season.