Jurgen Klopp is adamant that Fabinho will eventually get into the side and contribute, despite the fact the Brazilian summer signing has yet to play a minute of competitive football.
The 24-year-old did well for his country during the international break, winning a penalty against USA in a 2-0 win, but is still not expected to start against Tottenham tomorrow.
Klopp told today’s press-conference, cited by James Pearce on Twitter, that he’s not worried about Fabinho and that his situation mirrors that of Andrew Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Both the Brits arrived in 2017, but it took a few months for them to get into the side and contributing regularly.
Klopp on Fabinho: "We had similar questions about Robbo and Oxlade. Fabinho is full of energy and desire. It's not nice to tell him he's not involved but he's come from another league with a different system, it takes time. The plan was and still is that he will make us better."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 14, 2018
Robertson is now one of the first names on the team-sheet, and Oxlade-Chamberlain was performing phenomenally well until a cruel injury ended his season and the entirety of this one as well.
We have full confidence that Fabinho will have a similar impact once he’s tactically up to speed.