Jurgen Klopp was seen to be a genius over the summer when he managed to bring in Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri. However, only three of those have featured for his side so far and the fans can’t wait to see Fabinho in action. According to the Liverpool website, though, they may not have to wait long.
Fabinho's wait for his Reds debut is likely to end soon…https://t.co/aGb4UjHjiX
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 3, 2018
It was never going to be easy for Fabinho to settle in at Anfield, the Brazilian midfielder signed from Monaco earlier in the summer and it looks like he really has been struggling to adapt to the new style of play under Klopp. The German ex-Borussia Dortmund boss has a very specific job for each of his players and the way that he sets up is very different to the way he used to play with Monaco.
When Klopp has sorted out the tactical approach he wants his new defensive midfielder to take it will be just a matter of time until the young Brazilian is watching on and providing the foundations for those ahead of him to tear through teams, knowing full well he’ll be there to snuff out any counterattack that might be around the corner. The days of seeing Jordan Henderson as a defensive midfielder look over and the Reds are delighted with that.
You can read The Kopites’ verdict on Fabinho here:
If I have to watch Henderson as a #6 against Tottenham pic.twitter.com/pWggloSFBd
— • (@NDK8A) September 3, 2018
He looked a little wayward in pre-season but Klopp never needs long to work with someone. AOC took a little time but hit the heights late in the season. Same for Robertson.
— Tom Colohue (@Colohue) September 3, 2018
SIUUUUUU FABINHO AGAINST SPURS
— ً (@FutboINaby) September 3, 2018
After Lcfc game we desperately in need of holding DM…they played a lot between our midfield and defence in no 10 zone! Their no 10 had a great game behind JH !!
— AiMeN Etagdi (@aimen73) September 3, 2018
He better start against spurs. If Henderson plays again and puts in a performance anywhere near that against Leicester we will get obliterated.
— Milan (@FirminosTeeth_) September 3, 2018
— Owen Lowery (@OWLowery) September 3, 2018
— hey there (@Sensationn__) 3 September 2018
— RougeMen:EF (@RougeMEF) September 3, 2018
The Reds can’t wait to see Fabinho in action and are keen for Henderson to be dropped for the Brazilian.