Surprising everyone by signing Fabinho out of the blue, Liverpool are yet to really use the Brazilian defensive midfielder, with Jürgen Klopp preferring to start the likes of Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson or Georginio Wijnaldum in his midfield.
Still to make an appearance in the Premier League, many would understand if the 24-year-old was starting to get frustrated with his lack of opportunities, but that isn’t the case.
Called up by Tite for the Brazil squad, Fabinho is delighted to somehow still be in the national team manager’s plans, but he knows he’ll have to feature more for Liverpool if he is to keep his spot.
He told Globo Esporte: “I haven’t played much at Liverpool, but there are many games in England. I hope to be play a bit more. I want this, every player wants to play forever.
“I’m at the coach’s disposal, ready and training well. I knew this could happen at Liverpool, that I would need to have more patience, so I’m fine. It’s just the beginning of the season and I know I’ll get my chance.”
Prior to his move to Anfield, Fabinho had been an almost immovable object at Monaco, playing 56 and 46 games over the past two seasons for the Ligue 1 side, making a name for himself as one of the best midfielders in the French league.
James Milner’s recent injury might help him out a bit at Liverpool.