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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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1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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