Jurgen Klopp has handed Fabinho his first Liverpool start and is eager to see the player’s impact in the game. The summer recruit hasn’t had any chances to showcase his talent but he will now have the opportunity to make a mark of his own.
Liverpool host Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in the Carabao Cup which is expected to be a tricky fixture. Both the clubs have been on a sublime run and this game could prove to be a defining fixture.
Klopp has already instructed his squad to be serious in this cup completion as he is aiming to build on his early season success. The gaffer said, “A good game would be cool! I can imagine the eyes are now on him pretty much after the transfer in the summer and he didn’t play so far, but as normal as he can [play] would be the best way.
“He cannot be settled, but it’s a good thing that Millie, Naby and Fabinho played together in this formation in pre-season. That was one reason for the line-up to make it a bit easier, but in the end we know he is a good footballer so it is not a proper test for him.
“We hope he can immediately show how good he is.”