Serious concerns will appear at Liverpool if summer signing Fabinho does not play more regularly for the club after the international break, according to a reliable journalist.
Ian Doyle, who reports for the Liverpool Echo, claimed in a Q&A on Thursday (13:43) that there was no doubt the 6ft 2in Brazilian [Transfermarkt] would feature more often soon, with the 24-year-old having played just three times so far since his £43.7million move from Monaco.
Doyle further reported that the Reds’ packed fixture list after the international break will give Fabinho the opportunity to show his worth, and added that should Klopp not trust him soon, then genuine worries will begin to arise.
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Fabinho’s involvement does increase for Liverpool after the international break, as predicted by Doyle here. It is hard to argue with the logic that it will, with the Reds set for several instances of playing three games within a week, meaning Jurgen Klopp will surely need to use the entirety of his squad. However, whether it actually happens is a different matter, with Klopp seemingly unwilling to throw Fabinho in at the deep end so far. The Brazilian has looked OK when coming on as a substitute, but his performance from the start against Chelsea in their Carabao Cup loss was disappointing. Obviously he needs time to adapt to the Premier League and English football, but for £43.7million, that now needs to happen soon. None of Liverpool’s summer signings apart from Alisson have really fired yet, and should Fabinho remain on the fringes in the coming weeks, then as Doyle says, serious concerns will begin to appear.