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Jurgen Klopp drops Fabinho selection hint ahead of Arsenal showdown

Fabinho’s versatility represents a major plus for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp admits Joe Gomez’s likely return to fitness ahead of Monday’s heavyweight Premier League clash against Arsenal is likely to impact on his team selection and Fabinho’s involvement in particular.

The Brazil international started the season in his customary role at the base of Liverpool’s midfield, but was deployed at centre-half at Stamford Bridge last week in the absence of Gomez.

Fabinho gave an assured performance and helped tame the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz as the Premier League champions coasted to a 2-0 victory against Chelsea.

The 23-year-old replaced Virgil van Dijk at half time in last night’s 7-2 Carabao Cup win over Lincoln last night and again looked comfortable at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.

Thiago Alcantara’s arrival from Bayern Munich last week has handed Klopp another standout midfield option and the Liverpool manager admitted Fabinho’s versatility could be vital to his hopes of enjoying an extended run in the first XI.

Fabinho replaced Virgil van Dijk at half time in Liverpool’s 7-2 win at Lincoln…