The Brazilian was forced to endure a slow start to his Reds career following a big-money summer move from AS Monaco, starting just one of the first 12 games of the new season as he adjusted to new surroundings.
And, though his involvement has increased in recent weeks – with Klopp naming him in four of his last five starting XIs – it hasn’t prevented rumours of unhappiness emerging.
One recent report claimed that the 25-year-old would be sold in order for the Reds to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic, while another suggested a loan move to AC Milan could be on the cards.
However, Klopp could not have been more emphatic when asked about the possibility of his No.3 leaving the club this winter.
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He said: “He was never one for the future. He played three of the last four or so, I’m not 100 per cent sure.
“He played, he did well, so it’s all good. Now it’s coming to the most intense period of the year, of the whole season, it’s unbelievable how many games we have.
“And that’s good, we knew that before, and now he used the time to adjust to what we want him to do. It was really good, the last games he played – pretty much all good or better.
“Of course he will not leave. I don’t talk about transfers but nobody leaves here, it would be completely crazy.
“He doesn’t want to, it’s only just the crazy world out there that if they don’t play the last five games they open a transfer market. We are not involved in that.”
Klopp also pleaded for patience with Fabinho’s fellow summer recruit, Naby Keita.
Largely as a result of back and hamstring injuries, the Guinean has failed to start consecutive games since the first three fixtures of the season.
But his manager has no doubts that the midfielder’s quality will shine through eventually – even if it takes time.
He added: “The start was rather good, then average, that’s how it is. He played really well in the beginning.
“Now he had that game on a football pitch that was not really a football pitch – I watched the game and I saw a yellow surface and a bouncy game!
“He came back tired, that’s how it is if you have these long flights and three stops on the way back, it’s not too cool.
The day before he wasn’t training but yesterday he was in training and looked completely fine. It’s nothing to judge.
“Naby has to and can improve, he has to learn the language, there are a lot of things he can do, but it’s a long-term project.
“We have this wonderful player in our squad and we will use him – now, short-term, long-term, future.
“He is here exactly in the right place and I understand that you have to ask about different players but it’s all good with the boys.
“How it looks in the moment, apart from two or three we have them all together, hopefully it stays like that and you will see all of them.
“You will see all of them in important games, important moments and hopefully we can make sure they are then in the best shape they can be and get the points for us. That’s the plan.”
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