Fabinho is playing regularly for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this season.
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has made eight starts and one substitute appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.
The Brazil international has also played 270 minutes in the Champions League for the Reds this season, according to WhoScored.
Fabinho has been doing well for Liverpool this season, and manager Klopp has suggested that as the campaign progresses, the former AS Monaco star will need protection from burn-out and will be rested.
However, the former Borussia Dortmund boss is not bothered, as he has outlined that he has players who can play the role of Fabinho in the team.
Klopp told Liverpool’s official website when asked if Fabinho will require ‘protection’ from burn-out during the campaign: “We can, we can. He flies only in the international breaks, he doesn’t play, that’s pretty much how it is. So he is somewhere but he is not playing.
“Two others are playing both games, for example Gini and Hendo played both games for Holland and England, he didn’t play so that makes a difference obviously.
“But yes there will be a moment when we have to think about that [resting him], 100 per cent. But we have replacements: Gini can play the position really, really good and Hendo played it for a long time and can play it really, really good, so that’s all OK.”
Premier League title challenge
Liverpool are aiming to win the Premier League title this season, and things are going well for the Reds.
The Merseyside outfit are as many as six points ahead of defending champions Manchester City at the top of the league table at the moment, but they face a tough game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.