Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media on Friday morning to discuss his pre-match thoughts ahead of Saturday’s early kickoff against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The German coach spoke about Fabinho and explained that the midfielder has been left out of the setup as he needs time to adapt to life in the Premier League.
Klopp admitted that “it is not nice” telling the Brazilian that he is not going to be involved in the fixtures, but the manager has not felt that Fabinho is up to scratch just yet.
It remains unclear whether the midfielder will be part of the squad on Saturday, but according to The Mirror, the 24-year-old is expected to be on the bench.
The publication also claimed that his fellow Brazilians Roberto Firmino and goalkeeper Alisson are likely to start, despite them being involved in international friendlies in the United States.
On Reddit, some Liverpool fans have been given their thoughts on the team news.