Fabinho insists Liverpool’s 3-1 win against Manchester United at the Anfield was the turning point in his career as it helped him establishing his authority at the club.

The Reds spent a whopping £43.7m for his service but the Brazilian didn’t get his desired start due to the resurgence of Georjinio Wijnaldum who gave a flurry of thumping performance in the deep lying role.

Fabinho’s chance eventually came and he embraced it with both hands as the midfielder has been a pivotal part of the current setup. His exemplary display against United helped Liverpool clinching a convincing victory which also was the last match of Jose Mourinho as the Red Devils’ manager.

Fabinho said, “I knew it would be difficult and there would be times when I would be out of the team.

“But it was never in doubt that I’d made the right choice.

“Not every player transfers to a new club and gets straight into the team, as was my case.

“Everybody told me that’s how the coach works. New players are not automatically thrown into the first team straight away.

“In terms of adapting, there was a lot of preparation and a lot of hard work.

“The two games in particular that stood out for me was the game against Arsenal – that’s when I really understood the speed of the Premier League and the attention to detail that is required – and in terms of building my confidence, the stand-out game was against Manchester United.

“In terms of the game with Manchester United, it was probably one of the best of the season.

I managed to get an assist in that game and I really kept up with the rhythm and pace. I think we were much superior than Manchester United.”

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