Fabinho not looking past Burnley test

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton runs with the ball under pressure from Fabinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is preparing himself for a “difficult” time against Burnley.


The Brazilian will be making his first trip to Turf Moor and says that his team-mates have told him that Sean Dyche’s side are not one to be taken lightly – especially on their own patch.

“When you’ve got a lot of fixtures in a short space of time after each game, whatever the result was, you have to immediately start preparing for the next game.” he told Liverpoolfc.com

“That’s what we’re doing: the result against Everton was great, another three points, we’re still fighting for first place, but now we’ve got an important, difficult game against Burnley. We’re going to work hard and focus on this game.

“The players mention that it’s a difficult place to play. But even before I came here, I knew Burnley as a tough, physical team who were very difficult to beat at home.

“But that’s what it’s like in the Premier League, especially away from home. We’ll work on that, study their team to be prepared for Wednesday.” he added.

The former Monaco man went on to speak about the raft of tough game the squad face in what promises to be a very busy and important month as they look to make strides forward at home and abroad.


“We know it’ll be a really tough month.” he continued.

“We have eight games this month, we are prepared for this run of fixtures, important games against big sides.

“We’ve got the Champions League game which will determine our future in the competition and in the Premier League it’s an opportunity to stay at the top and open up a gap on the teams behind us.

“We know that recovery time will be short, we need to recover well after each game. We have everything we need to do that here at the club, the squad are prepared.

“The coach says that he’s going to need all of us available, so we aim to be prepared.

“We’re used to playing two to three games a week. Yes, we’ve got a tough run of games coming, but that can’t be an excuse.

“We need to be focused and prepared.” he finished.

Liverpool face a trip south to take on an impressive Bournemouth side before a key double header at Anfield against Napoli and Manchester United next week.


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