Fabinho insists he is adapting to the demands of English football – despite not yet playing a single minute for Liverpool in the Premier League.
Fabinho’s three appearances for Liverpool since his £39.9million switch from Monaco in the summer have been in the Champions League and Carabao Cup.
His only start was in the Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea this month and the perception is that Jurgen Klopp is unsure if he is ready for the pace and physical nature of the Premier League.
The Brazilian midfielder rejects this and insists he is getting used to the unique demands of English football.
“My process to adapt to English football has been very good,” said Fabinho in an interview back in Brazil.
“Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.
“It’s a new experience for me because Klopp has a different style of work from the way I’m used to, but this is something I will learn.
“I have learned a few things from him, but it is just the start. He is a coach who demands a lot from his players, not just in matches but also on a daily basis in training.”
Fabinho, 24, could play an increased role for Liverpool after the international break because midfield dynamo James Milner is out for up to a month with his hamstring injury suffered against Manchester City on Sunday.
Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also missing to restrict further Klopp’s midfield options.
Fabinho insists he is ready and says his Brazilian compatriots Roberto Firmino and Alisson have been a big help to him at Anfield.
“My relationship with my team-mates has also been very good, especially with the Brazilians like Roberto Firmino, who has been helping me, and also Alisson,” he said.
“I’m playing a little bit more and that is important to me because it is important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches.”
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