Fabinho was pictured leaving Anfield wearing a protective boot after suffering an injury during Liverpool's Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday night.

The Brazil international limped off the pitch after 18 minutes following a clash with Mexican forward Hirving Lozano.

Gini Wijnaldum came on to replace his team-mate in the Group E showdown which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Fabinho was subsequently pictured leaving the ground wearing a protective boot over his left ankle.

Former Barcelona star Deco was in attendance at the home of the European champions and posted a picture to social media which showed the defensive midfielder in high spirits despite suffering the knock to his ankle.

The 42-year-old, who ended his illustrious career at Fabinho's first club Fluminense, wrote: "Always a pleasure to see you brother.

"Soon will be recovered."

Following the match Jurgen Klopp issued an injury update on the former Monaco man.

The boss said: "Fabinho has pain, so that's not good.

"He couldn't continue, and he is a hard one.

Roberto Firmino consoles Liverpool team-mate Fabinho
Roberto Firmino consoles Liverpool team-mate Fabinho

"I don't want to say what I expect because I hope at the moment it's not that serious.

"We will know more maybe tomorrow or maybe the day after tomorrow. That's it."

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Fabinho was already set to miss this weekend's Premier League meeting with Brighton at Anfield after picking up a one-match ban following the yellow card he received in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.