Jurgen Klopp drops Fabinho selection hint ahead of Arsenal showdown

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp drops Fabinho selection hint ahead of Arsenal showdown Fabinho replaced Virgil van Dijk at half time in Liverpool’s 7-2 win at Lincoln (Picture: Getty)Asked if his positional switch was a long-term answer, the Liverpool boss told Sky Sports: ‘What do I know? ‘We have to make sure we have centre halves when we play football and Fabinho can obviously play the position very well, he’s fit and that’s good, so he gets minutes, that’s good for him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Joe [Gomez] should be back in training tomorrow [Friday], I hope so and the situation could look slightly different. ‘But he is doing really well, if he plays like he played against Chelsea he can play as a centre half, 100%.‘If somebody else plays as a 6, he has another position.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp rates Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota’s Liverpool debutsMORE: Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool setting up Arsenal clash after Lincoln thrashingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Sep 2020 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Fabinho’s versatility represents a major plus for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp admits Joe Gomez’s likely return to fitness ahead of Monday’s heavyweight Premier League clash against Arsenal is likely to impact on his team selection and Fabinho’s involvement in particular. The Brazil international started the season in his customary role at the base of Liverpool’s midfield, but was deployed at centre-half at Stamford Bridge last week in the absence of Gomez.Fabinho gave an assured performance and helped tame the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz as the Premier League champions coasted to a 2-0 victory against Chelsea. The 23-year-old replaced Virgil van Dijk at half time in last night’s 7-2 Carabao Cup win over Lincoln last night and again looked comfortable at the heart of Liverpool’s defence. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThiago Alcantara’s arrival from Bayern Munich last week has handed Klopp another standout midfield option and the Liverpool manager admitted Fabinho’s versatility could be vital to his hopes of enjoying an extended run in the first XI. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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