He is yet to feature in a single minute of the Reds’ 2018/19 campaign despite appearing in all nine of their pre-season matches
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says he is well prepared to make his first Premier League appearance.
Fabinho joined the Reds in the summer for £43.7million from Monaco and played in all nine of the their pre-season matches.
However, Jurgen Klopp has yet to play him in any of Liverpool’s four league games this season.
“My start has been good, good adaptation. The pre-season was very good, we had nine friendlies and I played nine,’ Fabinho told Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.
“It was good to play against English teams to see what the rhythm, the intensity and the physique is like. I am adapting to the team’s style of play. The more experienced players have helped me, the technical team as well.
“Me and my wife are liking the city, we already have a home. (Roberto) Firmino is being a great guy, his family has given a good support to me and Alisson.
“It’s been fine. Having Brazilians in the team helps. Now it’s really to make the debut. I’m fine, training well and prepared.”
Although Fabinho hasn’t played, Liverpool have made a great start to the 2018/19 campaign – winning four out of four in the league – meaning the summer signing has been given time to settle into the English game.
However, as Liverpool’s fixture schedule intensifies after the international break, the Brazil international is set for his long-awaited debut.
“It is about players understanding the position and who else is available as well – otherwise Fabinho would have been involved in the squad, as he was in the first week,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website last week.
“That is it. It is different football to what he is used to but he is improving already with big steps. I can see that in the sessions and that is cool.
“Fabinho is used to playing at a high level in France. It is not about who we play but about how we play. For sure it is not nice for a new player. It never was but it is all fine.”
The Reds’ no.3 was in action for Brazil in a friendly against the USA last night which the Selecao won 2-0 thanks to Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino’s early goal and Neymar’s penalty.