Fabinho Admits It’s Taken Time To Adapt To Liverpool As He Awaits Debut Following £44m Move From Monaco

 Fabinho has not made the blistering start to his Liverpool as many might have expected

Fabinho once again failed to feature for Liverpool at the weekend – but the £44million midfielder is not panicking yet.

The Brazilian, 24, was an unused substitute in the Reds’ 4-0 home win over West Ham United in their league opener.

He was then left out of the squad for the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

But the midfielder is aware that he must first adapt to the Merseyside club’s robust playing style under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking to the club’s matchday programme, Fabinho said: “As a new player I’m looking forward to knowing this league. Making my debut will be a positive thing as well.

“The Premier League has a lot of intensity and physicality. But I hope to adapt as soon as possible. I’ll give my all.

“My midfield partners have provided me with guidance and assistance. So have the defence.”

Fabinho finds himself in a similar situation to left back Andy Robertson and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who both had to spend time adapting to Liverpool’s formation and Klopp’s high pressing approach before breaking into the starting side.

The former Monaco man added: “I’m aware it’s a different playing style than Monaco. There were two in midfield there whereas here at Liverpool, there’s usually three.

“Monaco had a transition similar to Liverpool’s. I think the two teams can be compared in this way. Both them have very fast transition, with every fast players up front.

“I hope to be as important here as I was at Monaco.”

Liverpool will look to maintain their 100 per cent record this season when they travel to Leicester City next weekend.


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