Fabinho has had trouble adjusting to Liverpool's style in pre-season and it was noteworthy that he was not involved in the 18-man squad for Monday's game at Crystal Palace, even though he had traveled to Selhurst Park.
The manager said: "It is about players understanding the position and who else is available as well, otherwise Fabinho would have been involved in the squad as he was in the first week. That is it. It is different football to what he is used to but he is improving already with big steps.
"I can see that in the sessions and that is cool. He is used to playing at a high level in France. It is not about who we play but about how we play. It is all fine. For sure it is not nice for a new player (to not be playing). It never was.
"But you see Andy Robertson running around here at Melwood now and he's a completely different person to the one who was here in the first three months. That's how it is. But everything will be fine with Fabinho."