Liverpool midfielder Fabinho: I've needed adjustment period

Ruben Hill
October 11, 2018

The two sides - along with Chelsea - are all locked on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, separated only by goal difference after Sunday's matches.

"But I wouldn't say the players were jaded, you take you hat off to Man City because they are the team".

"The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games, the most senseless competition in the world of football".

Klopp said players need a proper break to be fresher, pointing to the case of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson who played for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Thinking back to the summer and the World Cup, of course I would've preferred to have been in Russian Federation with the lads, but sometimes you just have to accept where you're at. "For Jordan Henderson it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing". I don't think you could argue with it then.

City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty over the bar five minutes from time at Anfield as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017.

The 24-year-old, who is now on worldwide duty with Brazil ahead of their friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina, is yet to start a single game for Liverpool in the Premier League so far this season.

"He is a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches but also on a daily basis in training", the Brazilian revealed.

"Both teams did well, and we were a bit lucky with the penalty of course". I've worked on my weaknesses defensively and worked on my attacking strengths.

"If it is an open game at Anfield you don't even have a one-percent chance", said Guardiola. If you want to see fresher, give them a summer break - for Jordan Henderson, it was exactly two weeks, which is amusing.

A Liverpudlian, who joined Everton as a schoolboy, Barkley's departure from Goodison Park, as he ran his contract down, was a drawn out and painful affair, but one he has put behind him.

"They are built for that, Jurgen (Klopp) is built for that".

We won the European Championship that year and there's no better feeling than winning something with your country.

"We were close more than ever to win here".

But Fowler disagrees, saying: "I just think Manchester City are a brilliant side".

"Maybe over the last few years I've been a bit inconsistent but now I'm fully focused on giving consistent performances". "I know against which team we are playing".

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