Fábio Henrique Tavares (Brazil, 1993), known as Fabinho, arrived in Liverpool from Monaco last summer. After an irregular start a place was made in Jürgen Klopp's scheme, to the point that this season is a key player in the midfield of the "Reds" and one of those that enjoys more minutes. This Sunday he receives the Manchester City of Guardiola in Anfield, in one of the most outstanding matches of European football.
In the league they have started shooting, undefeated after 11 days. How do you explain this beginning of Liverpool? Our team is very consistent and regular. We finished the league very well last year and have maintained the group of players. Now we wanted to start well in all competitions and we must continue like this. In the league we know about the opponents we have and if we leave points it can be complicated.
Liverpool have not won the league for 30 years. Is there more desire for Premier League than for Champions? We are Liverpool and we have a very good team. We know our quality and we go for everything.
He is one of the most fixed players in the midfield of Klopp. Is it being a year of consolidation for you? Yes. The last three months of last season I think I was already adapted to the English league and playing my best football. Now at this beginning I wanted to consolidate myself to help the team more. I am glad to be adding minutes. But now I'm only focused on the City game.
Last season the league was decided on the last day. With this in mind, can Sunday's game against Manchester City be considered as a final? It is not too early. It is certainly a very important match. We are the first two teams in the league. This Sunday will see a good meeting.
The City has several major casualties. What kind of match do you expect? I don't care about the team that takes out Manchester City. We study how they play and we want to propose our style. We have anfield. We will try to play as always, imposing the rhythm.
Guardiola has accused Mané of throwing himself What opinion do you deserve? I've heard it … it seems that Guardiola has a way of trying to put a little pressure on the referees. But I prefer not to talk much about this.
Last year the elimination of Barça in Anfield in the Champions League semifinal was iconic in Anfield. Do they use it for motivation before an important match? No, we don't talk about last year or what we conquered. This is a new season and we haven't won anything. We must forget what happened.
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