Fabinho: Why I made slow start to Liverpool FC career
The Liverpool FC summer signing discusses his start to life in the Premier League with the Reds
Fabinho has admitted that he had to be patient at the start of his Liverpool FC career as the Brazilian adapted to life at Anfield.
The Reds signed Fabinho in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco at the start of the 2018 summer transfer window to bolster their options in the middle of the park.
Jurgen Klopp didn’t rush Fabinho into the Liverpool FC team despite his summer move and the South American had to wait for his Premier League debut until a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town in October.
Fabinho has grown in confidence over the past few months to contribute to Liverpool FC’s title charge.
The summer signing earned plaudits for his performance in Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium earlier this month.
Fabinho produced his best display in a Liverpool FC shirt as he marshalled Klopp’s midfield in a 3-1 victory over bitter rivals Manchester United last weekend.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about his start to life at Anfield, Fabinho said:
“One thing I always talk about with this team and this championship is the intensity.
“The intensity is different from what I am used to [but] I’ve got into the rhythm of the team and got used to the style of play. The role that the manager asks of me is what I’m used to, so there were no problems in adapting in that respect.
“Obviously in the first games I didn’t have that automatic understanding with the rest of the team, so I had to work a bit harder to understand other players’ runs, but I can do this faster now.
“I’ve adapted quickly to the team and I’m playing more now – at the beginning I had to be patient – and that’s been really good for me and has helped a great deal in settling in.
“Nothing has surprised me. When I came here I already had an idea about how the Premier League would be, but the difference is the physically intense nature, the difficulty of every single game, whether you’re playing against a team who are at the top or the bottom. It’s always a big challenge.
“I don’t remember many games that we’ve won by a large margin, which demonstrates the competitiveness. It’s what I expected from following it on the TV, but playing in it, you really appreciate that it is the most competitive league in the world and the hardest championship to win.
“But it’s great and I’m really happy to be here.”
Liverpool FC will make the trip to Wolves in their next Premier League game on Friday night as Klopp’s side look to move four points clear of defending champions Manchester City.
The Reds haven’t lost a game in the Premier League this season following 14 victories and three stalemates.