Liverpool midfielder Fabinho believes he is slowly getting to grips with both English football and the demands placed on him by manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazilian was signed from Monaco in the summer for £40m but he has barely featured in the opening couple of months of the season.
However, Fabinho believes the adaptation period is necessary, and he is beginning to grasp what Klopp wants from his players on and off the pitch:
“My process to adapt to English football has been very good. Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.”
“It is a new experience for me because Klopp has a different style of work from the way I’m used to but this is something I will learn.”
“I have learned a few things from him but it is just the start. He is a coach who demands a lot from his players, not just in matches but also on a daily basis in training.”
The injury to James Milner may present the 24-year-old more playing opportunities over the coming weeks. The Reds’ vice-captain is expected to be out for a month with a hamstring injury he sustained against Manchester City on Sunday.
Fabinho is currently with the Brazil squad, alongside club teammates Roberto Firmino and Alisson, as the national team prepare for games against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
The midfielder will be hoping to return after the international break to make his Premier League debut, after previously having run outs in the Champions League and League Cup for the club.