Jurgen Klopp believes Fabinho needs more time to get acclimatised to Liverpool’s brand of football.
The Brazilian was one of the first to arrive at the Anfield in the summer but is yet to make a full start this season. He had a cameo appearance in the Champions League victory over Paris Saint Germain but he could make a start when the Reds entertain Chelsea on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
Fabinho was tipped to be oone of the future superstars at the club but the player hasn’t got the chance to impress. Giorginio Wijnaldum’s sudden rise from the ashes has forced the player on the bench.
Wijnaldum has been used in Fabinho’s position this season and the Dutch international has made the most of it by bossing the midfield. However, It is not the end of the road for the former Monaco player and Klopp has insisted his time will definitely come.
The boss said, “It’s not different between him and other players. It’s really not complicated, he just needs to get used to it.
“It’s about positioning, it’s about reaction, about spaces defensively, closing them, offensively using them.
“It’s a football team with a specific way of playing. It needs time, and they were all used to other football teams. So you have natural runs in a team.
“There’s no time to say “I give you that, or that”, but it will happen. Because the game is so quick and intense, it needs to get natural. It’s not about changing these players, we want their football personality. They are here because of what they did.
“Three or five weeks sound like a long time in football, but to improve something you can give half a year, to really make the next step. That’s it.’