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Fabinho looking forward to upcoming Liverpool fixture congestion

Fabinho isn't worried about Liverpool's upcoming fixture congestion.

The 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder suggests playing seven matches in 22 days doesn't bother him as he and his teammates are "ready for this".

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com ahead of upcoming games against Leeds United, AC Milan and Crystal Palace, he said: “It will be really intense, it will be tough.

"But we’re ready for this.

“I didn’t go to the national team so it will be almost two weeks without playing, so I want to play again.

"I want to play in the Premier League and the Champions League.

“I’m excited for this moment, we will play each three days, so everyone needs to be ready.

"The manager will need every player.

"The mentality of the group is really good, everyone is ready for this, everyone is in good shape.

"So we’re very excited for this moment.”

Fabinho, who can also operate as a defender, made his first start of the season in Liverpool’s last match, a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Before that they had beaten Norwich and Burnley and Fabinho is pleased with the Anfield club's start to the season.

He added: “I think it’s a good start.

“In the first two games we had two victories and that was important; an away win and then winning the first game at home as well.

“Then the third game we played against Chelsea – one of the strongest teams in the league, the European champions – so it was a hard game but I think we played really well, we played a really good game.

"We didn’t win the game but there were a lot of positive things about this game.

“It will be hard this season, a lot of teams are really strong.

"We will often have tough games like that but we are ready for this.”

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