Fabinho admits he is still ‘not totally settled’ at Liverpool after big-money summer move from Monaco

The £43.7 million signing from Ligue 1 is in line for his fourth consecutive start in all competitions against Red Star

Tuesday 06 November 2018 13:45
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Fabinho admits he is “not totally settled just yet” at Liverpool, despite breaking into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI in recent weeks following a difficult start to life at Anfield.

A £43.7 million signing from Monaco in May, Fabinho did not start a match for Liverpool until their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in the EFL Cup third round on 26 September, having struggled to adapt to Klopp’s tactical instructions and earn his coach’s trust in training.

Klopp said at the time that Fabinho could take up to six months to get up to speed at Anfield, though the Brazilian believes he is “on the right track” ahead of what could be his fourth consecutive start for Liverpool against Red Star in the Champions League.

“I'm not totally settled just yet,” Fabinho said.

“I'm still adapting to here but I believe that I'm now used to the football style, especially when it comes to the intensity of the game which is really different from the league that I came from.

Fabinho did not start a competitive match for Liverpool until the end of September

“Also, I'm feeling well at the club. I can communicate well with my team-mates, even though my English isn't great. The language barrier is one of the issues so far.

“Regarding the managers, I'm adapted to their training sessions and I'm comfortable with that. I'm now playing more regularly, which is also important.

“I'm on the right track to completely adapting to England.”

Liverpool are top of a competitive Group C after three Champions League matches, and have an opportunity to strengthen their chances of qualification for the knockout stage at the expense of Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain by beating Red Star in Belgrade.

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