Fabinho and James Milner to face late fitness tests before RB Leipzig clash

Liverpool will give late fitness tests to Fabinho and James Milner before their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds head to Budapest for the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday night, looking to overcome their poor recent form.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have lost their last three Premier League games in row, meaning European glory is now their only realistic chance of silverware this season.

Fabinho missed last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat away to Leicester City, while Milner was forced off with a hamstring injury.

Neither have been ruled out of the Leipzig game yet, but look more likely to miss out than play.

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It would be a major boost to have both Fabinho and Milner available for such a big game, alleviating Liverpool’s issues in both defence and midfield.

Fabinho coming into the back-line would allow Jordan Henderson to push into midfield, with the Brazilian partnering Ozan Kabak.

Meanwhile, Milner’s experience could be deemed important enough for him to start, potentially at the expense of Curtis Jones.

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