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      Fabinho Player Thread

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      LondonRed83
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #750: Jul 02, 2019 10:06:09 am
      never seen a player make such a nervous start and then virtually improve in every game he played in. By the end of the season he was a colossus a massive defensive midfield wall and in doing so he allowed Henderson to make a massive impact also. What a f***in team we have got for this coming season monsters all over the park

      Great point about freeing up Henderson!
      bigbob75
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #751: Jul 02, 2019 10:52:30 am
      Beast of a player that will only keep getting better..

      Thought he looked a little slow at first but he's very deceptive and a perfect midfielder for the team.

      Looking forward to an even more stand-out year this season coming. Well in Fab!
      Swab
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #752: Jul 02, 2019 01:40:19 pm
      Beast of a player that will only keep getting better..

      Thought he looked a little slow at first but he's very deceptive and a perfect midfielder for the team.

      Looking forward to an even more stand-out year this season coming. Well in Fab!

      He's just a bit slow off the mark.
      Absolutely fine once he gets into his stride.
      He can help nullify that slow first couple of yards with better positioning, and to be fair that improved as the season went on.
      bigbob75
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      Reply #753: Jul 02, 2019 02:16:39 pm
      He's just a bit slow off the mark.
      Absolutely fine once he gets into his stride.
      He can help nullify that slow first couple of yards with better positioning, and to be fair that improved as the season went on.

      Defo mate. He's a fine player and will hopefully have another cracker.
      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #754: Jul 03, 2019 09:59:14 pm
      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #755: Jul 05, 2019 08:45:41 pm
      Interesting snippets from Fabinho's podcast for Globoesporte

          Says JĂ¼rgen's training is on another level. The intensity is always cranked up to the max and it was hard to keep up in the beggining

          Says the boys were always reassuring that he'd get his chance after a while, and that the same happenned to Robbo and some of the other guys

          Fabinho talks about the day after the Huddersfield match, when he trained with the boys that didn't play. Towards the end of training, Fabinho, exhausted, layed down in the pitch and Pep came to him and said -"Come, Fabinho, just a little more". A pretty important moment for him as it signaled his breakthrough as a starter

          Talks about the Huddersfield and United matches and how that was the turning point for him as a starter and when our football "clicked" to him

          Virgil's always cracking jokes and is a fun guy all around

          Virgil Van Djik shouts his own name ("VIRG!!!") whenever he's about to go for a ball in the box and everyone knows it's time to make way

          Pep Lijnders speaks portuguese and talked more to Fabinho than Klopp in the beggining

          Fabinho's in awe of everything Van Djik related. Goes as far as to not have words and gasp trying to describe his dominance

          Van Djik and Wij are Fabinho's best mates who helped him settle right from the get-go

          Salah's reserved but talkative. Happiest guy in the world when around Lovren

          Lovren's playful with Fabinho and challenges him to speak english around the other players

          Fabinho calls our dutch boy Gini

          Salah's the main star of the team in his opinion, but he'd give VVD the Ballon D'or for his perfomance this season

          Fabinho's always wished to play with/against Messi. Talks about how even his long legs and patience were never enough to make a good tackle

          Fabinho's top 3 players in the world this season: VVD, Messi and ManĂ©

          Says a team effort is the absolute most important thing for success currently in football. "Individual talent doesn't work miracles anymore".

          In the dressing room at Camp Nou after the match, JĂ¼rgen laughed and congratulated the boys for they had played one of their best matches all year.

          In the ice pool with ManĂ© after the game, Klopp approaches Fab and asks: -"Gini said we'll get through next week. What do you think?"

          Fab responds - "I'm sure of it"

          Klopp goes -"Good. There's three of us already!"

          In the preparation for the second leg against Barça, even with Salah and Bobby out, the sentiment with the players was that they'd find a way to get through.

          Things went by naturally during the match, exactly as it was planned, he says. After the second goal, he says he knew Barça was already out of the game.

          Says the atmosphere had a huge influence that game. -"The stadium that day. Wow."

          Fabinho was already prepared for extra time and was caught by surprise like some of the other boys with the 4th goal.

          Origi said that he didn't see Arnold's corner, and that his shot was pure reflex.

          Fabinho says there are only two pitches he's played where the atmosphere's really different from the rest in Europe: Olympique's VĂ©lodrome and Anfield.

          Says he never felt anything similar to the atmosphere in the 4-0.

          Talks about the YNWA after the game. -"Everyone gathered around the Kop, thinking about the difficulty of the game without two world-class players... I almost teared up at one point, but Firmino told me something that made it go away"

          Sings a bit of YNWA around 40:20. Legend

          Says it would be really frustrating not to win a title after everything they did during the season for the fans, that are special around Liverpool

      Taken from: https://www.reddit.com/r/LiverpoolFC/comments/c9i67o/interesting_snippets_from_fabinhos_podcast_for/

      Source is here if you want to listen and translate everything :D https://interativos.globoesporte.globo.com/podcasts/programa/hoje-sim/episodio/hoje-sim-14-fabinho-parte-2-os-bastidores-do-liverpool-jurgen-klopp-e-o-titulo-da-champions-league
      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #756: Jul 09, 2019 10:29:54 pm
      On who's the "most brazilian" out of the foreign Liverpool players: "Alberto Moreno, for sure." He said Moreno knows more brazilian songs than him "I'm not even exagerating, it's the truth"

      On how was that to "put Messi in his pocket" (most of the questions came from social media btw): "I don't know if I put him in my pocket, gotta respect the man. He was the best I've ever faced. I think especially on the 2nd leg I managed to protect really well the area he plays and it was not easy.. he's unpredictable." "I saw people saying he disappeared on the game but the 4 opportunities Barça had came from him. He's a really unique guy, but there was a moment I noticed that Barcelona (players) waited and looked for him so I just started to close his area to not let the ball get to him - cause it's a problem if it does"

      On if they believed that they could win the 2nd game against Barça: "Even before the first game I told Firmino: 'In Anfield we gonna swallow these guys up'" (he also told about Klopp talking to him in the dressing room after the 1st game and how everyone was very confident before the 2nd match)

      On not being called up for Brazil NT: He said he's not trying to understand it anymore he's already in peace with it. His family's help made it easier to deal with it.

      On the hypotetical scenary where his performances had something to do with him not being called up - even though they didn't - how he thinks he could improve to be called up: "I'm focusing now in improving at Liverpool... There's a lot of people who knows me and say that I should shoot more from the outside of the box.. it's one of the things I want to get better at. I want to be more important in the offensive part of Liverpool's game. The year of adapting is over, from now on I want to get better as a player for Liverpool and I believe it will also improve my chances to get in the NT."

      On if the players and Klopp talked to him after he didn't get called up: "yes. I was actually surprised by how many people came to talk to me. I spoke to Firmino, he was like 'Don't worry mate. it happens..' Klopp sent a message .. I really didn't expect that.. he said 'I don't get it. You deserved it. But relax.." *then he joked that Klopp also didn't want to lose a player (mentally) as it was right before the UCL final.*

      "Gini commented 'Fabinho?' when Liverpool IG page posted about Alisson and Firmino being called up. Then on the next day he said 'Fabinho, I was about to go to Brazil's IG page and comment a lot of times 'where's Fabinho?'' then I was like 'mate, stop that' (laughs)"

      On who he thinks is going to be the Ballon D'Or winner: "I think it'll be Van Dijk. Especially after our Champions League title.. after our win vs Barcelona. I thought Messi would win it, but I think that loss affected Barça too much.. they even lost the Copa Del Rey final."

      On if he dribbles VVD on trainning: "I'm usually on his team, thank God." "The only guy I've ever seen winning a ball from him on training was Firmino. Only once."

      On which foreign Liverpool player he'd like to see the most in the brazilian NT: *The interviewer joked that he should choose himself, cause, like a lot of brazilians say on social media, maybe Tite thinks he isn't brazilian - that made Fab crack up* "A guy I really like is Mané, he's a great player" "There were like 7 or 8 games in a roll that he was always scoring, we just knew 'just pass the ball to Mané that 'something' gonna happen'" "If he was brazilian he'd make some damage playing along side Firmino in the attack - as they already know each other" .

      https://www.reddit.com/r/LiverpoolFC/comments/cb5e70/some_quotes_from_fabinhos_interview_for_de_sola/

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5-JekWJrEM&feature=youtu.be

      The best part:

      Quote from: Fabinho on Gini's IG post
      "Gini commented 'Fabinho?' when Liverpool IG page posted about Alisson and Firmino being called up. Then on the next day he said 'Fabinho, I was about to go to Brazil's IG page and comment a lot of times 'where's Fabinho?'' then I was like 'mate, stop that' (laughs)"

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
      « Last Edit: Jul 09, 2019 10:34:28 pm by PurpleMonkey »

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