Fabinho insisted that the position of the central defender was “becoming more and more natural” for him because he hinted that he wanted to get a new contract at Liverpool.
Since the transfer from Monaco at a price of £40 million in the summer of 2018, the Brazil international has become one of the most important members of the Red Army.
During his time at Anfield, Fabinho has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders. So far, he has helped him win the Champions League and Premier League titles in the club’s two seasons.
However, after a long-term injury to central defender Virgil van Dijk, the former Monegasque has adapted to the new role in recent weeks.
After the sale of Dejan Lovren, Jurgen Klopp had only three senior centers available, so Fabinho was selected as a central defender in most of the campaign.
A hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday̵
Fabinho explained how Klopp asked him and Joe Gomez to become more communicative in the absence of Van Dijk.
He told UOL through Sports Witness: “It’s becoming more and more natural.
“I already have some games in this position, and some actions are becoming more and more automated.
“In terms of positioning, I am getting better and better.
“You noticed that this kind of communication and leadership is mainly [Van Dijk] Not at the scene.
“We have other people with strong communication skills, such as Jordan Henderson and James Milner, but the coach speaks on the bottom line and says we must learn.
“Maybe this is not my profile, nor is it Joe Gomez’s profile, but we don’t have to be afraid to work hard.
“Sometimes it’s trivial things, such as the second ball, pressure and reaction movement, to help the midfield. This is something I know I must improve.
Fabinho also suggested that if the club places a new contract in front of Anfield, he will accept the new contract.
The Brazilian signed about half of the five-year agreement after joining, and revealed that he would not object to the terms of the renewal.
“I have this [season] There is still a two-year contract. “He added.
“I plan to finish these three years and will know if there is a contract extension soon. But my focus today is Liverpool and I am very happy here.
“The league I’m in has performed well and the competition is fierce. When you play here, you don’t want to leave.”
Liverpool has developed rapidly in recent years. We have a strong team that can continue to develop as it is now. The achievements we have made in this team have entered history.
“We can do more and more, and I want to participate in it.”