Fabinho is still waiting for his Liverpool debut, but the Brazilian is looking forward to that changing in the near future.
It’s fair to say it has been a slow start to life at Liverpool for Fabinho, who arrived from Monaco with a big reputation back in July.
Surprisingly, he is yet to play a minute in Liverpool’s opening four Premier League games, instead watching from the sidelines and only making the matchday squad in the 4-0 win over West Ham last month.
“My start has been a good, good adaptation. The pre-season was very good, we had nine friendlies and I played nine.
“It was good to play against English teams to see what the rhythm, the intensity and the physicality are like.
“The way the team played I got it right, the more experienced players helped me, the technical team as well.
“Me and my wife are liking the city, we already have a home. Firmino is being a great guy, his family has given good support to me and Alisson.
“It’s been fine. Having Brazilians in the team helps. Now it’s really [time] to make the debut. I’m fine, training well and prepared.”
The Brazil international also touched upon Klopp’s “cautious” early treatment of him, accepting that the German will do things his own way.
“The coach is being cautious, he has spoken [to me] a few times,” he added.
“Of course I always want to play, but I am calm and working with patience because I know that the season is long, with many games.
“I have to be prepared for when I get my chance.”
There should be no concern whatsoever about the current situation, though, with Klopp known to bide his time with new signings, only playing them when they are fully up to speed.
Interestingly, the £39 million summer signing also discussed his move back to his former role, which could provide Klopp with further options:
“We talked a little and [Tite] said he knew about my change of position, but he wanted to count on me in the squad as a right-back.
“He said he knows I could help in midfield as well, but his preference was out wide.
“He asked if I felt comfortable if it would disturb me. I said no, being in the national team is always good.
“This is a position I have always played, even at Monaco. The coach knew he could count on me there in any situation.”
Brazil duty will be a great chance for him to get some minutes under his belt, as he looks to return to Liverpool next week and carry on his development.