Jurgen Klopp explains why Fabinho missed Liverpool’s games vs Brighton and Crystal Palace

Fabinho to Liverpool

Fabinho arrived at Liverpool earlier this summer for a reported fee of £43 million form French outfit, AS Monaco.

Fabinho had previously been a key anchor in the Monaco midfielder.

The Brazilian played 233 games for the Ligue 1 side, in which he scored 31 and assisted 21.


However, since arriving at Liverpool, Fabinho has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League.

Fabinho was on the bench for Liverpool in their opening game vs West Ham, which they won 4-0.

But the Brazilian did not come off the bench and instead was an unused sub.

Then, in Liverpool’s second game vs Crystal Palace, Fabinho was left out of the matchday squad completely.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on August 12, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 ‘That’s how it is, but everything will be fine’

The same thing would happen this past weekend as Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0.

Despite Fabinho still yet to make his debut for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has assured fans the midfielder will be a useful player for the squad and simply needs time to settle in.

“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.

“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.

“You see Andy Robertson running around here at Melwood now and he’s a completely different person to the one who was here in the first three months. That’s how it is, but everything will be fine.

“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.”

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