Fabinho admits Liverpool have no time for a break

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Fabinho of Liverpool arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park on August 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho admits they simply don’t have any time to catch a break in what he views as a “turning point” of the season.

After seven years without any silverware, Liverpool are in the mix for glory in both the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their spot in the semi-finals of the latter competition by cruising past FC Porto with a 6-1 aggregate victory in the quarter-finals.

Although Liverpool’s credentials for a first European crown since 2005 will be put to the ultimate test in the last-four against favourites Barcelona, who thrashed Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate in their quarter-final tie.

In the Premier League itself, the Reds hold a two-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the standings albeit having played one more match.

“No, we do not have time [to enjoy and breathe]. We are playing in a good time, a turning point in the season, and we need to give our all,” Fabinho told Goal.

“We are managing to win the important games. Sunday [against Cardiff City ] we have another important game in the Premier League.

“Of course we can enjoy the victories a little, but we are always thinking about the next opponent.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool warms up prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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The Liverpool captain was busy taking precautions to stop any Blaugrana counter-attack when he saw the ball going inside the net.

The Brazil international also downplayed suggestions that Liverpool are now one of the world’s finest teams.

“I do not know if we are the strongest. We have a realistic team,” said Fabinho.

“Against Porto, for example, we suffered a little at the beginning of the game, but we scored the goals in the opportunities we found.”

After completing a £43.7m transfer from AS Monaco last summer, Fabinho initially struggled to break into the first-team at Liverpool.

However, the 25-year-old has since brushed aside his early struggles to make 35 appearances in all competitions with his versatility as both a midfielder and defender proving to be a useful asset for Liverpool this season.


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