Fabinho was one of the new arrivals signed by Liverpool during a positive summer transfer window for the club.
The defensive midfielder joined Xherdan Shaqiri and goalkeeper Alisson at Anfield, while Naby Keita completed his switch to Merseyside after agreeing the move from RB Leipzig last year.
Out of the four signings, Fabinho is the only one yet to make his debut for the Reds, mainly due to the fact that manager Jurgen Klopp has not felt that he is quite up to speed fitness-wise.
On international duty, though, the 24-year-old, who won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco, played 90 minutes of Brazil’s 2-0 victory over the USA in a friendly.
It was only Fabinho’s fifth appearance for his country, and interestingly he played at right-back, where he began his career playing before switching to a defensive midfielder.
The Brazilian played a hand in the second goal as his one-two with Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino led to the penalty that Neymar converted.
It was a positive display for Liverpool’s contingent as Firmino also got on the scoresheet and Alisson kept his goal clear.
On Twitter, some fans turned their attention to Fabinho, with some excited about what the summer signing will bring when he gets given a chance by Klopp.
Fabinho was 100% looking ready last night, man is so mature and so tidy in possession.
— Rollins (@BassamLFC) September 8, 2018
Can’t wait to see Fabinho play for LFC, such a great signing. https://t.co/yrYQPV0ErF
— BRAFRICAPOOL 🇧🇷🇬🇳🇪🇬🇸🇳 (@Patrickkk1997) September 8, 2018
There’s really no “ideal” time to throw Fabinho in to our starting XI given our fixtures for the next month.
No matter when he gets thrown in, he’ll be facing a tough first game.
— LFC Torres (@WC_LFC_Torres) September 8, 2018
Great to see firmino score and looks like fabinho had a great game to can’t wait to see him start for us
— Jonte LFC (@jontelfc86) September 8, 2018
Didn’t see the game, but reports from my mates in brazil are saying fabinho had a great game. Only a matter of time before we see him in LFC red!!
— Rico666 (@rico_74_) September 8, 2018
#LFC @LFC Fabinho hasn’t played a competitive game in months but yet he was on top form last night for Brazil and considering his lack of games his positional play was fantastic!! So what excuse will Klopp try and use now to not play him instead of one of his mates.
— Makaveli (@Marklfc10Mark) September 8, 2018
I’ve been consistent in my view. I’m not knee jerk.
Fabinho should be one of first names on the #LFC team sheet.
He is underrated. Although he is a 6, he can be an 8 or a 2 (Fabinho) & even a CB. This means when he plays, knowing those positions & what it takes, he gets IT.
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) September 8, 2018