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Liverpool summer signing responds to opening day snub from Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool summer signing Fabinho has given his response to missing the club’s opening day Premier League win against West Ham at Anfield.

The Brazilian was one of the Reds’ big-name additions this summer, joining alongside Naby Keita, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri to create a real sense of optimism around the club for the new season.

Still, Fabinho certainly looked a tad slow to adjust to Jurgen Klopp’s side in pre-season, and didn’t make it off the bench and onto the pitch in the 4-0 victory over the Hammers.

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The 24-year-old isn’t too concerned, however, saying afterwards that he feels settled despite the slight differences in the way Liverpool play in comparison to his old club Monaco.

‘When I came to Liverpool I knew this competition would exist in midfield and I think it’s really good for the team,’ Fabinho is quoted in the Metro.

‘If anything happens to a player, there’s adequate cover. During pre-season I played alongside a variety of different players and we blended really well. So, overall, I think it’s a good thing for the team.

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Fabinho in action for Liverpool in pre-season

‘It’s a different playing style than at Monaco; there were two of us in midfield there and here at Liverpool there’s three. My midfield partners have given me guidance and assistance, as have the defence. I knew [my role] would change and I feel I’ve adapted well.’

Klopp will surely use Fabinho more as the campaign goes on, so it seems the new-boy is happy to wait for his chance for the time being.

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