Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC supporters about Fabinho

Jurgen Klopp opens up about Fabinho's start to life at Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he had no choice but to ease Fabinho into the Liverpool FC team this season following his arrival in the summer transfer window.

Fabinho arrived at Anfield from Monaco in the summer transfer window back in May as Klopp began his summer recruitment drive early.

The Reds also brought in the likes of Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri as Klopp looked to put together a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title this season.

However, Fabinho was made to wait for first-team opportunities at Anfield, with the Brazilian having only started three of Liverpool FC’s 13 Premier League games so far.

The midfielder has now notched up a total of eight appearances in all competitions for his new club as he continues to adapt to life in England.

And Klopp has now lifted the lid on why he expected slow starts from both Fabinho and Keita this season following their moves to the Premier League.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said: “It is not like you can throw players on the pitch and just tell them to do it. It doesn’t work. It didn’t work with Fabinho.

“It did work really well with Naby in the beginning, but then he got an injury and the team did really well. If things are working then you keep them.

“That gives the other players even more time to adjust to all the things around them, in the league, in the club and all this stuff.

“There will come the time when they are playing and nobody will remember that there were three or four games at the beginning when they weren’t playing.

“So, of course, there is potential there to improve.”

Liverpool FC will look to continue their fine Premier League form when they host Everton at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are currently in second place in the Premier League table heading into the derby clash.

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