Fabinho has shed more light on why he is still waiting to make Liverpool debut

What a start to the season it has been for Liverpool.

3 wins and 3 clean sheets is everything that Jurgen Klopp could have dreamed of and now his exciting side top the table.

They have been made to work hard for points in their last two games though, with Crystal Palace and Brighton proving to be difficult to break down.

However, the mark of any good side is the ability to win on your off days, and Liverpool have twice shown that they possess that characteristic.

After Manchester City dropped points at newly promoted Wolves, the onus was the Reds to capitalise and put some daylight between them and the reigning champions early on the season.

And, after a commanding performance from new signings Alisson, and Naby Keita, Liverpool scratched out a 1-0 win.

Fellow new signing Xherdan Shaqiri was an unused substitute but you feel it is only a matter of time before he is unleashed in front of the Anfield faithful.

However, the curious case of new £43 million midfielder Fabinho continued on Saturday.

The Brazilian midfielder was brought in from Monaco in a surprise move but was expected to be an integral part of Klopp’s midfield.

He is yet to play a single competitive minute though, with many questioning why the big money signing is not being utilised.

Now, following Liverpool’s win over the Seagulls, Fabinho has explained his absence from the Liverpool team.

“I’m aware it’s a different playing style than Monaco,” he said. “There were two in midfield there whereas here at Liverpool there’s usually three.

“My midfield partners have provided me with guidance and assistance. So have the defence.

“I knew it would change and I feel I’ve adapted well. You seek guidance from the other players around you and that’s worked really well and I feel my performances in pre-season were good.

“Monaco had a transition similar to Liverpool’s. I think the two teams can be compared in this way; both them have very fast transition, with every fast players up front.

“I hope to be as important here as I was at Monaco.”

So there you have it.

As with Andy Robertson last year, Fabinho is simply being allowed time to learn the ropes having realised what a big change the Premier league is going to be.

You know Liverpool really are in a good place when they can afford £43 million players a settling in period that stretches well into the season.

Could this really be their year?