Fabinho learning and adapting to Klopp's methods

Liverpool midfielder James Milner faces an anxious wait to find out the seriousness of an injury he picked up during his side's Premier League encounter with champions Manchester City at Anfield.

"I've already learned a few things from him, but this is just the start".

Graeme Souness also expressed his views on Liverpool's recent transfers while stating "In the summer Liverpool signed Fabinho, signed Keita and also tried to sign [Nabil] Fekir from Lyon", and added, "I think that tells you how Jurgen sees their midfield".

Two points separate the top five teams after eight games - the closest it has ever been at this stage of a season in the Premier League era.

If only we could press a reset button on the attack and Liverpool would surely be top of the table now rather than sharing first place with Man City and Chelsea.

Those worries are surely premature, with the intense nature of that run of games being sure to take a toll in the legs of a hard-running outfit at some point, and that aforementioned trip to Yorkshire starts off a more favourable run of fixtures the far side of the upcoming worldwide break.

"If you play so quick they are much better than us". Manchester City got the biggest chance to seal the game when Lorey Sane was knocked down by Virgil van Dijk in his own penalty area and the Cityzens' were handed a spot kick. They are maybe, no, they are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, there is no team better in the world than that.

The 32-year-old has been in exceptional form for Jurgen Klopp's side this season, having carried across his inspirational form that saw him help Liverpool to the Champions League final last term into the new campaign.

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. You need to finish.

It has everything to do with the cultures both men have created at their clubs; as well as the differing levels of difficulty provided by their respective opponents. We have many of them. Both teams were set up well out of possession but showed each other a lot of respect. "I know against which team we are playing".

The Brazilian joined the Reds from Monaco for £43.7m in May, but has featured in just three of the club's 11 matches this season.

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