When Fabinho went down with an ankle injury in November, it felt like the worst possible timing for the team. Still, Liverpool seem to have come out of an exhausting run of fixtures okay (you know, if you like winning and stuff) and things are looking good for Fabinho’s return to the squad.
“My ankle is getting better, I trained by myself this week,” Fabinho told Telefoot this weekend. “I was working with the ball again. I feel good and confident. For example, I make changes in direction, but also exercises with the ball. I am very confident [about a quick comeback].”
“I think I can resume soon, but we will see with the medical staff.”
It’s unclear if the medical staff will clear him for next week’s fixture against Manchester United, but Fabinho is confident he’ll definitely be able to take the pitch against Atletico Madrid when Liverpool face the Spanish side in the Champions League Round of 16.
And, because all interviews need to ask about the potential title, Fabinho shared his view on the matter:
“We can win the title, but we are not yet champions. We are on the right track. What we have done so far is incredible, but we must continue,” he said. “I hope we will not crack. We have the confidence to continue like this. Despite the injuries, we continue to play at a high level.
“Lately, I haven’t been chatting too much with the players. I spoke with the Brazilians on the team. We’re just saying we have to keep going.”
In other words: nobody say anything that could jinx it.