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Liverpool boss Klopp explains leaving Fabinho out of squad for Brighton win

Fabinho was left out of the matchday squad for Liverpool's win over Brighton.

Afterwards, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp argued the midfielder was recovering from a heavy preseason.

He said: "We had a pre-season and he could play a lot of games. I have had it plenty of times, these talks in the 18 years or so of doing the job. I think I had talks like this 30 or 40 times. We are 100 per cent convinced, so everything will be fine – but sometimes it needs a bit longer.

"Is it then nice for the player not to be in the squad? No, but I have to make a squad for the matchday and not for matchday 15. That's it, it's all good. He had a really good training week – not that it was the first one but it was a really good one – and so, everything will be fine."

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