Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Napoli on Wednesday night and weren’t quite at the races in the Champions League group stage match.
Lorenzo Insigne netted a 90th-minute winner for the Italian club to earn the three points and it means the Reds are now without a win in their last three games across all competitions.
The Merseyside club looked a little tired in the centre of the park and struggled to get a proper hold of the ball, which is why it could be time for manager Jurgen Klopp to consider rotating.
Liverpool host Manchester City at the weekend in a colossal Premier League fixture and the door may have been left ajar for fringe man Fabinho to seize his chance.
The Brazilian midfielder has had to be patient since his summer move to Anfield, but is sure to get plenty of chances over the course of a long season and rotation between competitions will be key.
James Milner looked slightly off the pace against Napoli and has got through a heavy workload already this season, while Naby Keita was stretchered off injured in the opening 20 minutes.
Klopp has the option to turn to Fabinho – who earns £100,000-a-week, according to spotrac.com – against Man City and he’s brought him into the first-team fold in recent weeks.
Fabinho, 24, looked assured during his late cameo against Napoli and is a defensive midfielder that made a name for himself as a top talent last season at Monaco.