Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe released today, Brazilian midfielder Fabinho discussed his relationship with Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
“He never lets up, doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, the quality and intensity of training, concentration too. He wants us to always give everything, even in training, so that we reproduce that in matches… And since I have spent time on the bench, I have watched how he is during matches. He screams, shouts instructions, he is electrifying!”
On differences between Ligue 1 and the Premier League:
When you have the ball at your feet, you have less time to react. You always have one or two opponents on your back. In France, I was able to turn. Here, your reaction time has to be very quick. And the physical impact hurts. These guys resist in duels and jump high.
On PSG interest:
The year that I was set to sign for PSG was the one before when it could have happened (2017). They were very interested, I spoke a lot with Antero (Henrique, PSG Sporting Director) and the PSG representatives, but it did not work out. The following year, I did not wait on them… And also, I thought that it was the right time to leave France.
On his difficult start at Liverpool:
I never thought about going elsewhere. I know that a lot of things came out in the press, but not all of it was true. What is funny, is that this story about a loan to PSG came out just before our game in the Champions’ League (28th Nov 2018) – I had a similar story come out just before the Coupe de la Ligue final between PSG and Monaco (3-0 to PSG, 31st March 2018). A funny coincidence no?