has told summer signing Fabinho to take heart from Andy Robertson’s rapid emergence as one of the key players in Liverpool’s starting XI.
The Brazil international was expected to slot in at the base of Liverpool’s midfield following his summer arrival from Monaco but was left on the bench for the opening weekend win over and left out of the squad entirely ahead of Monday’s victory over .
Fabinho’s slow start to life under Klopp mirrors Robertson’s experience last season but Klopp believes it won’t be long before the 24-year-old begins to make the impact fellow new recruits Alisson and Naby Keita have had already this season.
Klopp said: ‘It is about players understanding the position and who else is available as well – otherwise Fabinho would have been involved in the squad as he was in the first week.
‘That is it. It is different football to what he is used to but he is improving already with big steps. I can see that in the sessions and that is cool.
‘You see Andy Robertson running around here at Melwood now and he’s a completely different person to the one who was here in the first three months. That’s how it is, but everything will be fine..
‘Fabinho is used to playing at a high level in France. It is not about who we play but about how we play. For sure it is not nice for a new player. It never was but it is all fine.’