Liverpool have always needed a defensive midfielder and the arrival of Fabinho from Monaco was a sign of good things to come at Anfield. He is a player with great skill and will a great compliment to Liverpool’s attacking Fab four. He joined the Reds just days after their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid for a move estimated around 40 million Euros but the Brazilian hasn’t started yet for the Reds in a competitive game. He was also left out of the squad that faced Crystal Palace last time out. Klopp, however, insists that he will take time to adapt to Liverpool’s style of play and will gradually play a part in time and will have a big impact on Liverpool’s campaign.
Klopp insists he will not throw Fabinho into the mix until he can cope with Liverpool's style of play
“It is about players understanding the position & who else is available as well, otherwise Fabinho would have been involved in the squad as he was in the first week. That is it" pic.twitter.com/WREc6NbwCH
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 25, 2018
He says, ” It is about understanding the game and who else is available as well, otherwise he would have been in the squad just like the first week. It is different football than what he is used to but he is improving with big steps. I can see that in training and that is cool. He is used to play at a high level in France and it is about how we play and not who we play. It is all fine. You can see Andy Robertson running around Anfield now, and he is much different player than he was in his first three months here. That’s how it is and everything is fine with Fabinho.”
I’m looking forward to seeing the condition and shape Fabinho is in once Klopp is done with conditioning sessions.
Look how Robbo & Chamberlain turned out after keeping them back for a bit.
— Knowing LFC (@KnowingLfc) August 25, 2018
It seems like it wouldn’t be long before the Brazilian adapts to Liverpool’s style of play and when he does, he would have a major impact on a Liverpool team that’s already looking very sharp. He would provide the defensive stability that would allow Milner and Keita to express themselves in midfield resulting in not only more goals but also a more solid defensive show. If you think that the Reds have already reached the level they are capable of reaching, then you are in for a major shock.