Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has stated that he is adapting to life at Liverpool after a relatively slow start to his career in England.
Just a few days after losing to Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League in Kiev back in May, Liverpool decided to splash out £43 million to re-enforce their midfield department. Having arrived from AS Monaco as a Ligue 1 winner, Fabinho was expected to fit in perfectly at the Merseyside club under Jurgen Klopp but that wasn’t the case.
Klopp decided to utilize the preferred midfielders that have been with him since taking over the club in the form of James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson ahead of Fabinho. Despite the Brazilian’s eagerness to show his qualities to the Anfield faithful, Fabinho had to wait for his turn but now seems like he will become a regular under the German boss.
Fabinho claimed his first assist of the season when he chipped a lovely pass to Sadio Mane and also won the Man of the Match for his performance against Manchester United in a 3-1 victory for the Reds. And after time on the bench, Fabinho has stated that he is understanding of the game in England is now improving on a daily basis.
While speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the 25-year-old midfielder revealed, “The intensity is different from what I am used to (but) I’ve got into the rhythm of the team and got used to the style of play. The role that the manager asks of me is what I’m used to, so there were no problems in adapting in that respect.”
Fabinho went on to add that he had to work a bit harder to understand his teammates but now he can play his passes faster, “Obviously in the first games I didn’t have that automatic understanding with the rest of the team, so I had to work a bit harder to understand other players’ runs, but I can do this faster now.”
I think that Fabinho will be a massive part of Liverpool in the near future because he can play some sublime passes and even form a platform on his side’s defense. In recent showings, Fabinho has impressed heavily and will only get better.