Liverpool’s Brazilian star talks about his performance as a center back.
has been a really important player since he moved to center back to cover for his injured teammates but he says that he can be even better than that.
The Brazilian international has been playing as a center back since
got injured and he has been a hero for
under pressure defense line.
Fabinho has toldLiverpool’s
“In my first season, I’d already played as a centre-half and last season, I don’t remember exactly when, but I played some games there, too.
“The manager had prepared me to play in this position, so it was not a surprise when I had to play there because of the injuries and I am happy because it’s worked out good so far.
“The manager has tried to help with small things, positional things or sometimes when to play a long ball or step forward with it. Things like this – the small details – so I can get better. He doesn’t talk too much about it, he has just tried to give me the confidence to play the position.
“I always say the communication is very important with my partners when playing there – the other centre-back, the full-backs and the midfielders. The boys have helped me a lot and now I am used to playing in this position, so I have more confidence to play there. I just want to help the team to play good football and be as good as possible.
“As I said, I know in this position I have to be more communicative with all the players because I can see almost everything on the pitch. I try to help my partners in their positions when they have to close the left or right sides.
“It’s more about the communication, but I don’t know if I have really had to change a lot in terms of how I am on the pitch. It’s more about leadership and communication.”