After missing the entire festive period through injury, one of Liverpool’s standout players of the season, Fabinho, has made his return to the team, first against Manchester United and then against Wolves. It’s likely that the Brazilian will earn his first start since November when the Reds travel to Shropshire to take on League One team Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
As the game approaches, Fabinho did an interview on the team and the state of the season.
First things first, he covered the important question on everyone’s minds:
“He always hugs us and yes, they’re nice hugs,” Fabinho said regarding the manager.
“It’s hard to describe Klopp,” he continued. “He’s a very funny guy and makes a lot of jokes. He was teasing me a lot at the beginning, which was embarrassing because my English wasn’t very good. He always knows what to say in the moment.”
Liverpool could be on the cusp of a record-breaking, all time great season of football, a fact that must be on all the players’ minds every time they step out onto the pitch. When asked if his team could be one of the best Premier League sides ever, Fabinho was cautious.
“I might be too young to answer this question,” he joked “But in the last few years we have definitely been one of the best teams. You have to respect the numbers we’re achieving at the moment, even if you don’t want to talk about them.
”Records and stats don’t make us the best, but if we carry on doing what we’re doing we will win trophies. Then we have to keep doing that season after season.”
The FA Cup certainly isn’t Liverpool’s top priority this season, but adding another trophy to their tally this season would be an excellent topper to an already excellent season. Having Fabinho’s stability and calming physical presence in midfield — the Brazilian admitted that Pep Lijnders nicknamed him ‘the lighthouse’ for just that reason — will only help the team as they knuckle down to see out the last third of the season.