Fabinho reflects on debut season at Anfield and lauds Liverpool pal

Fabinho has spoken about his first season at Liverpool and hailed one of the forward line a “complete player”.

The former Monaco man endured a slow start to his Anfield career – playing just one in the League Cup by October.

But the midfielder gradually gained the trust of Jurgen Klopp, declaring that the 3-1 win over Man Utd in December kickstarted his time on Merseyside, and he finished the season in the starting XI in the Champions League final win over Tottenham.

“Overall I think my first season at Liverpool was good,” Fabinho told the club’s website. “In my first season I knew there would be a learning and settling-in period. I went through this.

“It didn’t last that long but I remember it wasn’t easy starting afresh, I was left out for a few matches.

“Even though I was telling myself that I needed to work hard and be patient, it’s not easy being out of the team. But that’s in the past now, I started playing more.

“The more you play, the more you can enjoy your football. I think I became an important part of the team, I gave the manager another option he could depend upon. So I think it was a really good season.”

The 25-year-old believes Sadio Mane helped him settle into life in England and has hailed the speedy forward.

Sadio.Mane  - Fabinho reflects on debut season at Anfield and lauds Liverpool pal

“Sadio Mane is a genuinely impressive player, he’s tireless, playing in every game with such high levels of intensity and concentration,” added Fabinho.

“His technical ability goes without saying, he always makes a difference for us.

“He’s a complete player – he gives you the option of a short pass or a long ball, he contributes to the build-up and creation of play as well. He’s a great player in amazing form, which is really important for his confidence.

“Off the pitch I chat with him quite a bit as we both speak French, my French is still better than my English. He’s a great lad. Sadio has been a really important player for us this season.”

 

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