Fabinho drops the reference to the Liverpool contract and explains the new demand of Jurgen Klopp.


The Brazilian international has become one of the most important members of the Reds’ squad since the 40 million pound move from Monaco in summer 2018.

Fabinho insists that the central defender’s position becomes “more and more natural” for him as he hinted at the desire for a new contract in Liverpool.

Fabinho has so far played most of the season as a central defender, without Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

However, the ex-Monaco man has had to adjust to a new role in central defence in the last few weeks after Virgil van Dijk’s long-term injury.

Fabinho had established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders during his time at Anfield and had helped him win the title in the Champions League and Premier League in his two seasons to date.

And Fabinho explained how Klopp had asked both him and Joe Gomez to become more communicative in the absence of Van Dijk.

Since Jurgen Klopp only has three central defenders left after the sale of Dejan Lovren, Fabinho was called up as a central defender for most of the season.

A thigh injury, which he sustained in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over FC Midtjylland, will probably keep him offside for a few weeks, but the 27-year-old says he is slowly getting used to his new position in the team.

“I’ve already played a few games in this position, and some moves are becoming more and more automatic.

About Sport Witness, he told UOL: “It has become more and more natural.

“As far as positioning is concerned, I am getting better and better.

“We have other communicative players, like Jordan Henderson and James Milner, but the coach spoke to the backline and said we needed to learn.

“This communication and leadership is especially noticeable when [Van Dijk] is not on the field.

“Maybe it’s not my profile or Joe Gomez’s, but we don’t have to be afraid to work hard.

Fabinho also suggested that he would be open to a new deal at Anfield if the club placed one in front of him.

“Sometimes it’s little things like a second ball, movement under pressure and reaction, things that help the midfielders. That’s something I know I need to improve on.”

“I have this [season]and two more contract years,” he added.

The Brazilian has already completed half of the five-year contract he signed when he joined and announced that he would not be against extending his contract.


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