Fabinho admits that he is “not totally settled yet” at Liverpool but feels he’s adapting well in spite of the language barrier between him and his teammates.
The 25-year-old Brazilian arrived at Anfield from Monaco for £40million in the summer but has had limited opportunities to impress so far as Jurgen Klopp continues to ease him in to life in England.
However, the midfielder performed well against Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff, and improved throughout the game against Arsenal after Klopp altered his formation after half time.
And though he knows there’s still a long way to go, Fabinho believes he’s now acclimatised to Klopp’s footballing methodology.
“I’m not totally settled just yet,” said Fabinho, as quoted in the Echo.
“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.
“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.”
Fabinho may be handed a fourth consecutive start against Red Star tonight with Jordan Henderson still out and Naby Keita only just returning – Xherdan Shaqiri is also unavailable after being left out of the 21-man travelling squad.