Liverpool defender, Fábio Henrique Tavares, popularly known as Fabinho insists he is ‘on the right track’ despite his difficult start to life at Anfield.
The Reds signed Fabinho from Monaco during the summer transfer window, in a deal which cost the Premier League club over £40million.
He has been unable to secure a place in Liverpool’s first-team, with Jurgen Klopp showing a reluctance to offer him starts.
The 25-year-old impressed in last month’s fixtures against Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff City but looked off the pace against Arsenal as Liverpool surrendered a lead to draw 1-1.
Former Liverpool star, John Aldridge, writing in a column for the Liverpool Echo, said, “It was the biggest game he has been involved in since moving from Monaco and I just thought he was a little bit off the pace.”
However, the Brazillian international believes he is ‘on the right track’, but admitted he is still not ‘totally settled’ at Liverpool.
“I’m not totally settled just yet,” Metro UK quoted the Brazilian as saying.
“I’m still adapting to here but I believe that I’m now used to the football style, especially when it comes to the intensity of the game which is really different from the league that I came from.
“Also, I’m feeling well at the club. I can communicate well with my team-mates, even though my English isn’t great. The language barrier is one of the issues so far.
“Regarding the managers, I’m adapted to their training sessions and I’m comfortable with that. I’m now playing more regularly, which is also important.
“I’m on the right track to completely adapting to England.”
Fabinho will hope to start for the Reds in tonight’s Champions League fixture against Red Star in Serbia.