Liverpool midfielder has missed out on a place in Brazil’s 23-man squad

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Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabhino has missed out on a place in Brazil’s 23-man team for this summer’s Copa America tournament.

Despite playing a key role in the run-in towards the end of the campaign, the ex-Monaco midfielder has not been picked in the team by national team head-coachTite.

The 57-year-old has claimed opted for Allan, Phillippe Coutinho, Lucas Paqueta,  Fernandinho,  and Casemiro as his midfielders for the Copa America tournament.

Fabinho’s teammates Roberto Firmino and Alisson have earned a place in the starting XI.

Fabinho will be disappointed to have missed out on the place in the squad after his great form has helped the Merseyside Reds, especially in the Champions League as they eliminated Barcelona in a historical comeback at Anfield,

Fabinho can now direct all of his focus to the final which takes place in Madrid on June 1 where they will face to their direct Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Both Alisson and Firmino will likely be vying for starting berths in the Brazil national team.

The South American star will be fighting it out with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus for a place in the starting XI while Alisson will be competing with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson for the number one spot.

Tite’s side will host this year’s Copa America, which they get underway against Bolivia next month.

Brazil also faces Peru in their group, before the knockout stages get underway on July 2.