Having been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their clash against Crystal Palace this evening, Fabinho’s career at Anfield hasn’t exactly gone the way that a lot of fans would’ve been expecting.
The Brazilian, who joined the club from Monaco in the summer transfer window just gone, is yet to start a professional game for the Merseyside club.
And after being left out of the club’s squad for their match against Crystal Palace this evening, it seems like the midfielder is going to have to wait a little while longer before making his professional debut for the club.
However, some fans seem to think they know exactly why the former Monaco man wasn’t picked by Jurgen Klopp for their side’s trip to Selhurst Park today.
Reds fans took to Twitter to claim that the Brazilian will need time to settle in before being included in Klopp’s squads or starting line-ups.
It’s a fair shout to make, as the midfielder is playing in a completely different country and in a completely different league, so it’d be harsh to want the player to start games right away.
Here’s a few tweets from Reds supporters claiming that Fabinho is going to need time to settle before claiming a starting spot. Let us know if you agree with them below.
Fabinho not being in the squad doesn't bother me tbh, he played a completely different system at Monaco. Give him some time to settle the same way Robertson and Ox did then bring him in.
— Lewis (@HuttonPlays) August 20, 2018
Have a feeling Fabinho won't start regularly until 10 or so games into the season. Him not being on the bench suggests Klopp thinks he needs time to settle in and find his feet before being thrown in, same as Robertson.
— Kris (@KrisGourlay01) August 20, 2018
He hasn’t played him yet because he wants Fabinho to settle into the club yet Keita has been at the club in a similar time frame to Fabinho yet he’s started both games…
— maiL (@AVFCLiam_) August 20, 2018
Imagine saying something like this. Fabinho will be starting for us at 6. It's just going to take a bit of time for him to settle. It's not because Klopp's got so many class midfield options that he didn't make the squad. https://t.co/1exOtm4I96
— Lukebarrett (@lukebarrett2497) August 20, 2018
Klopp obviously giving Fabinho time to settle. We saw it with Robertson and Oxlade-Chamberlain and it was worth it. Let's give him time and we'll reap the benefits later on
— Josh (@MakeUsDreamLFC5) August 20, 2018
Stop moaning about Fabinho ffs, would you really have thrown him straight into Palace away?? Would prefer him playing at Anfield to settle in
— JC (@BallerOxlade) August 20, 2018
Looks like Klopp wants to give full time on Fabinho to settle, not taking any risks.
— Saksham (@SalahRedArmy) August 20, 2018