Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Fabinho is close to making his first competitive appearance for Liverpool FC since his move to the club this summer.
The Brazilian is yet to feature for the Reds in the Premier League this season despite being one of the first new arrivals at Anfield from Monaco in the summer transfer window.
Fabinho was completely left out of the Liverpool FC squad on Saturday for the Reds’ 2-1 win over Leicester City.
Klopp’s decision not to include Fabinho in his first team plans so far this season has raised questions about his situation at the Merseyside club.
However, the German manager has insisted that it is only a matter of time before Fabinho forces his way into first-team affairs at the club.
Asked what was wrong with Fabinho, Klopp is quoted as saying by Metro: “Nothing. The team is good and he needs time.
“He could have been in the squad, of course, but it’s quite difficult to make the squad at the moment because they are all fit.
“It’s good to have the situation as one might need a bit of time, or the others are more used to it. That’s the only reason. ‘But he will come back. And now we have games every three days, and he has made big steps in the last few weeks. He could even play at the moment.
“Hopefully now Fabinho has games with Brazil, and then after he comes back we have games, games, games.
“We have the whole of September a lot of games, only against top teams. We need all of the players, that’s good.
“We have come through the period where it looked like we didn’t need all of them because we played quite a consistent line-up and the level in training was high.
“That’s all cool. Hopefully they all come back healthy as we have to use them all because of the number of games.”
Liverpool FC are currently top of the Premier League table after having won all four of their opening games in the top flight.
The Reds will be looking to try and establish themselves as one of the main contenders for the title this season after they finished fourth and without a trophy last term.
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