Fabinho has discussed his ‘cool nicknames’ at Liverpool and says he wants to continue improving as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
The Brazilian international has been one of the club’s best performers in an impressive start to the new season, with the league leaders currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League following their win over defending champions Manchester City last weekend.
Fabinho was arguably the club’s standout performer in the win over Pep Guardiola’s side, with Klopp subsequently referring to the midfielder as the team’s ‘Dyson’ in recent weeks, the 26-year-old often hoovering up for Liverpool in midfield.
Speaking about his new nickname to Liverpool’s official website, Fabinho said: “A few people call me this! Between us players I’m more known as Flaco but they’re cool nicknames.
“Before the coach used it, another player used it – I think James Milner might have said it.
“It’s a cool nickname but the one that the majority of the players use, Flaco, that was started by Virgil van Dijk and everybody started calling me it.”
Fabinho initially took time to settle in the Premier League following his £40m move from Monaco in 2018, but his importance has continued to grow and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet.
“I wanted this season to be different because I had already adapted to the team and the league,” he added. “I wanted to keep improving as a player and help the team out more. That’s what I’ve been aiming for.
“I’m happy for the praise that I’ve got but I know I still have got the scope to improve and I want to keep improving.
“There’s always scope to improve. I’m still young, I want to improve more, develop more. I’ve got personal objectives as well, so I’ve still got more to offer to the team.”