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Fabinho: 'I know I have to earn starting place at Liverpool'

Fabinho: 'I know I have to earn place'
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Midfielder Fabinho acknowledges that he will have to work hard in order to secure a place in Liverpool's starting lineup.

Midfielder Fabinho has acknowledged that he is under pressure to earn a place in Liverpool's starting lineup.

The Merseyside giants moved to sign Fabinho from Monaco at the start of the summer, but the Brazilian was absent through illness as Liverpool thrashed West Ham United in Sunday's Premier League opener at Anfield.

However, despite facing a battle to gain a starting role, Fabinho feels that fierce competition for places is good for the progression of the side.

The 24-year-old told Premier League Productions: "When I came to Liverpool I knew this competition would exist in midfield and I think it's really good for the team.

"If anything happens to a player, there's adequate cover. During pre-season I played alongside a variety of different players and we blended really well. So, overall, I think it's a good thing for the team."

Fabinho could potentially feature when Liverpool face Crystal Palace on Monday, August 20.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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