Jurgen Klopp has given the reason as to why summer arrival Fabinho has yet to play a game for the club this season.
As per the Daily Star, the Brazilian international only managed to make the subs bench for the club’s season opener, with Fabinho then being left out of the Reds’ match day squads for their wins over Crystal Palace and Brighton.
As reported by the Daily Star, Klopp spoke on his team choices and Fabinho, stating “It is about players understanding the position and 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. It is different football to what he is used to”
Klopp’s words basically mean that Fabinho is yet to play a part in a game for the club this season due to the other options he has at his disposal, and Fabinho learning to play in a different role/position to the one he played in during his days with Monaco.
During his time with the French giants, the 24-year-old often played in a midfield two, however seeing as Liverpool play 4-3-3, it seems like he’s going to have to learn how to play with two other midfielders before solidifying a place in Klopp’s side.
It also seems like Fabinho may be yet to start due to the consistently brilliant performances of midfield trio Naby Keita, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum, who have all been exceptional so far this year.
If Klopp’s words are anything to go by, it seems like Reds fans may have to wait a bit before seeing Fabinho don a Reds shirt for the first time in the Premier League, something that may very well be worth the wait.