Fabinho has no worries about his recent lack of playing time and thinks he’s done ‘very well’ during training so far.
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Many thought the Brazilian would be an automatic starter following his expensive move from AS Monaco, but has so far struggled for opportunities.
In the Premier League, Fabinho has yet to feature and in the Champions League has got just 15 minutes.
He did play in our League Cup defeat to Chelsea, but mostly alongside players who are usually on our bench.
“My process to adapt to English football has been very good. Since pre-season I believe I’ve understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays,” he told Sky Sports.
“My relationship with my team-mates has also been very good, especially with the Brazilians. Roberto Firmino has been helping me, as well as Alisson.
“I’ve been playing a little bit more and that’s important, because it’s important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches.
“It’s a new experience for me, because Klopp has a different way of working from the way I’m used to. But this is something I will learn.
“I’ve already learned a few things from him, but this is just the start. He’s a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches, but on a daily basis in training.”
With James Milner out for up to a month though, Fabinho may be used more often following the international break.
He’ll likely play at right-back for Brazil in the fixtures for his country, but will return to Melwood as a genuine option for the no.6 role…
Naby Keita will also hope Milner’s injury enables him to start more games – and we think against Huddersfield upon the squad’s return, the Guinean will line up alongside Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum.