It’s been a strange couple of months in Fabinho’s career.
Signed by Liverpool on a €45m deal from Monaco, the player is still to make his debut for the Reds.
Manager Jurgen Klopp insists that there’s nothing wrong with the Brazilian, as he just needs a little bit of time to adapt to the club.
But with the Anfield side having already made four Premier League games this season, it’s pretty strange for such an expensive signing not to get a single minute on the pitch.
Now Fabinho is currently with the national team, as he’s been called up for the friendlies against United States and El Salvador.
That’s pretty interesting, because the player was left out of the World Cup squad, and even when he could replace Dani Alves as the right-back, he still wasn’t named by Tite.
But even though he hasn’t made any official appearances since then, Fabinho is in the team, and apparently, as a starter. Website Globo Esporte reports today that he’s set to be given a chance in the game against USA on Friday.
Interestingly, he’s training in the right-back position, where he’ll be part of the defence along with Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Filipe Luís.
So with no place for Fabinho in Liverpool’s midfield, maybe Jurgen Klopp could do the same thing as Tite and use the player as an alternative for Trent Alexander-Arnold. That could be a way of giving him some minutes to taste how English football looks like.