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Fabinho: 'I will play wherever Jurgen Klopp wants'

Fabinho: 'I will play anywhere'
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New Liverpool signing Fabinho insists that he will play wherever manager Jurgen Klopp wants him to following his summer arrival from Monaco.

New Liverpool signing Fabinho has insisted that he is happy to play wherever Jurgen Klopp wants him to following his arrival from Monaco.

Fabinho's preferred position is as a defensive midfielder, but he has also been utilised as a right-back in the past and is capable of playing in a number of different positions.

Should the Brazilian be deployed in his most recognised role then it would put him in direct competition with captain Jordan Henderson - who is expected to miss the start of the season after helping England to the semi-finals of the World Cup - but Fabinho says that he will be content with whatever plans Klopp has for him.

"Henderson – he did an excellent World Cup. If he comes later on or not, it doesn't count that much because I will have to apply myself," Fabinho is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

"I can play wherever the manager wants. He has already said that he can use me in various positions. Last season when I was at Monaco, when we had the need for me to defend, I used to stay back and my teammates would attack.

"If the same thing happens here, I don't mind whether I have to defend or attack. If they need a leg up front, I'm also happy to go up there as well. If they need a leg behind, I'll assist behind."

Fabinho could make his competitive debut for Liverpool when they host West Ham United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.


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Liverpool midfielder Fabinho in action during a pre-season friendly with Bury in July 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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