Liverpool fans are delighted to hear that Fabinho is 'edging closer' to make a return to first-team action following his weeks on the sidelines with an injury.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that Fabinho's return could come 'sooner' than 'first feared', as it detailed what the midfielder has been trying to get back to his fitness.
It is said that Liverpool are in 'no rush' to bring their defensive rock in the middle of the park back in a quick manner because they are coping well without him.
Either way, Liverpool fans cannot wait for him to be back on the teamsheet, as they have watched their club run riot during his period in the treatment room.
The Reds have lifted the Club World Cup in Qatar, and are still surging on in the Premier League, as they are now 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester City heading into the new decade.
Liverpool fans have pointed out that players in midfield and within the squad have stepped up during Fabinho's absence, as it would have been a big worry for Jurgen Klopp when he was initially injured.
The fixtures are still coming thick and fast during this festive period as Sheffield United, Everton in the FA Cup, Tottenham and Manchester United in the Premier League await them in these coming weeks.
Nonetheless, Liverpool supporters did warn that it will take the Brazil international time to get back to his best, as an earlier return than first expected would lift everyone at the club.
Here is a selection of Liverpool fans reacting to the latest news about Fabinho:
Back for Spurs or United is imagine— SeanWright (@Seanwright07) December 30, 2019
It will likely take a good few games to get back to his best, just like it did for Alisson, but look at him now....— Israel (@cjcolesy) December 30, 2019
Freak of a player— cappa (@cappa0410) December 31, 2019
Come on fab, ynwa— c t foo (@ctfkop) December 30, 2019
Was having a stellar season until his injury, cannot wait to see this dynamo back in the heart of our midfield....#Fabinho— Bal Mann (@BalMann17) December 30, 2019
We have coped very well without him. Much better than I thought we would. Klopp squad rotation and reintroducing keita has been key— A (@aoslfc) December 30, 2019
We also have our 2 week winter break in that time, think February is more realistic... hopefully.— Gazz61 (@lfcgaz1961) December 30, 2019
Need this guy back ASAP, cover for the centre halves as well , where we are down to Virgil and Gomez— JGT (@jonny6timesbaby) December 30, 2019
Paul with a late Christmas present— Yaseen Chotta (@YaseenChotta) December 30, 2019
Glad to hear!!— Zain (@Zain1702) December 30, 2019
Good news Paul— Bonzar (@RajaSK3) December 30, 2019
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