Klopp drops Fabinho hint ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Wolves

Jurgen Klopp has given a hint over where Fabinho will play against Wolves.

It comes after his man-of-the-match performance against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

The Brazilian was deployed in his more familiar role in midfield and the difference was astounding in Liverpool’s play.

The Reds ran out 2-0 winners to put their domestic woes behind them and progress to the next round of the Champions League.

Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak held the fort at the back while Fabinho operated in the No. 6 role in midfield.

That allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to return to his position further up while Thiago Alcantara was allowed more freedom to create.

Fabinho was back in midfield against RB Leipzig

And Klopp has admitted that Fabinho in his favoured role allows the whole side to play better.

“I’d like to start by saying Gini Wijnaldum did an incredible job,” he said.

“When you play Gini at No.6 you miss him on the No.8 as well, so a lot of things which were settled before were unsettled after that.

“Yes, Fabinho helps everyone on the pitch in both directions if he can play his natural position. That’s it.

“Yes, it makes like easier for Thiago as well but it’s not like we speak about it [saying] ‘one player back, now all the things will click again’.

Fabinho was awarded the man of the match award against Leipzig

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“Unfortunately it is not like this but it helped that night because, for example, all three midfielders made a really good game.

“Fabinho played the first time for a long time at No.6 and you could see the difference he can make in defending stuff.

“But connecting as well, you saw Gini Wijnaldum at No.8 defending and always involved with his mind and Thiago as well, and that’s why it worked.

“When Fabinho can play the No.6 it is obviously the best position for him and for us as well.”

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