Fabinho praises Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool ahead of clash with West Ham

One of Liverpool’s new signings, Fabinho has been speaking to ESPN Brasil ahead of Liverpool’s clash with West Ham and the 24-year-old has been heaping the praise on Jurgen Klopp and his staff.

Fabinho joined Liverpool from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco earlier this summer for a fee of around £43m.

‘They tell me things that I need to improve and that no one has ever told me before’

Fabinho told ESPN Brasil,

“He is a coach who demands a lot of players. Every day, not only in games,”

“He and his technical staff and the physical trainer are always with me. They tell me things that I need to improve and that no one has ever told me before. Off-field and strengthening tips — I’ve been working with them on top of that — and that’s a thing that no one has ever told me.

“They are helping me to improve on every detail and raise my performance on the field. This has been positive for me. And I hope I can continue to develop as a player.”

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“Monaco had a transition very similar to Liverpool’s.

“I think these two teams can be compared in this way; both of them have very fast transition, with very fast players up front. I have adapted well in Liverpool. I’ve been doing well in the games we’ve played and I hope to be as important here as I was at Monaco.

“As a new player here, am looking forward to know this league. Making my debut will be a positive thing for us as well. The Premier League has a lot of intensity, a lot of physicality.

“I could see that in some friendlies we played against English teams. But I hope to adapt as soon as possible.”

Fabinho

DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 12: Fabinho of AS Monaco misses a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco at Signal Iduna Park on April 12, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. The match was rescheduled after an alleged terrorist attack on the Borussia Dortmund team coach as it made it’s way to the stadium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The perfect signing for Liverpool

Fabinho is a superb holding midfielder. The Brazilian is a great passer, he is calm on the ball, has great stamina, able to put in a great tackle and he can also get forward when necessary.

All of these qualities make him the perfect player to slip into Liverpool’s three-man midfield.

Especially when, in the past, Liverpool’s midfield has not had the best defensive qualities.

But now Liverpool have bagged Fabinho, their midfield should be a real force to be reckoned with next season.

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