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Jurgen Klopp feels Fabinho requires six months to adapt

Jurgen Klopp feels Fabinho requires six months to adapt

Klopp playing the waiting game with Fabinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has highlighted that summer signing Fabinho may require about half a year in order to adapt to the intensity of English football.

The Brazil international was the Reds' first signing of the summer transfer window after joining them from AS Monaco but he has yet to do anything significant for the club.

Speaking ahead of the League Cup third round tie against Chelsea, Klopp indicated that the former Real Madrid loanee still needs time to adapt and that may take nearly six months.

Fabinho has received just a single minute of gametime for the Reds in the 3-2 Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain but he is likely to earn his first start versus the Blues in the League Cup third round tonight.

Klopp has a key injury concern to deal with Virgil van Dijk having sustained a bruised rib but they are expected to welcome the much-awaited return of Dejan Lovren after his recovery from a pelvic problem.