Fabinho Pleased With Adaptation in Central Defence
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says he is satisfied with his adaptation to centre half. The Brazilian has played as an emergency centre back after injuries to the likes of Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander Arnold.
Fabinho played against Brighton last weekend and presided over another clean sheet, earning rave reviews for his performances. The summer signing from Monaco says he is happy with how he has adapted his skillset.
“Some weeks ago, I knew this could be an option because we had some players out injured and we only had two centre-backs available," Fabinho told Liverpool's website.
"When Dejan got injured, I knew it would be logical that I'd play in that position. I had some training sessions playing in that position, which helped me adapt better and pick up certain aspects, like positioning and movements you need to be natural at to play in this position.
“In the last game against Brighton, I think I played well. Playing alongside Van Dijk helped, he's really vocal, he guided us. He helped me a lot.
"In this position, which I haven't played in a lot, I think I adapted well. There are some aspects, such as positioning, that I need to improve on. If I were to play in this position more, I'd improve on these things, but that's natural."