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Liverpool win over Midtjylland comes at cost as Fabinho suffers injury

An undermanned Liverpool nabbed a 2-0 win over Midtjylland at Anfield on Tuesday.

The Reds started the match without attacking trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane.

And their lack of potency showed as they couldn't manage a single shot on target in the first-half against their Danish opponents.

To compound the situation, Fabinho went down with a suspected hamstring injury before the interval and was replaced by teenager Rhys Williams.

Fortunately for the Reds, some neat inter-play between Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Alexander-Arnold allowed the latter to set-up a tap-in for Diogo Jota after 55 minutes.

Salah came on as a substitute - as did Firmino and Mane - and the Egyptian scored Liverpool's second from the penalty spot deep into injury time.

Speaking after the game, Jota was pleased to make it two wins from two so far in the Champions League.

He told BT Sport: "It was massive. After a good away win in Porto we did our job, got three points which is the most important thing.

"[Scored the club's 10,000th goal] It's a stat, I'm happy to score and achieving that mark is a good thing. Trent put in a great delivery and you just have to be ready for it.

"Everyone in the squad knows they can be important, we all need to be ready and unfortunately injuries can happen."

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