Liverpool travel to Napoli tomorrow and this will be a chance for rotation.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have the trip to Italy either side of tough Premier League fixtures and he needs his squad at full strength.
After drawing 1-1 away at Chelsea at the weekend, Liverpool face a tricky challenge against the Serie A side.
Then, the Reds are up against Manchester City, in a potentially season-defining clash.
With three high intensity games in the space of just over a week, Klopp will be looking at some fringe players to step up and stake a claim against Napoli.
This is the perfect time for Fabinho to step forward and shine for Liverpool.
Liverpool play with three central midfielders. Klopp usually deploys a combination of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum.
But tomorrow evening’s clash is perfect for Fabinho to be handed a start.
The summer arrival, who came from Monaco, is familiar with the Champions League and the pace of the game.
The 24-year-old has only played one full match for Liverpool this season and that was in the EFL Cup. His only other outing was as a very late substitute against PSG.
With Liverpool now out of the EFL Cup, the 5-cap Brazil international is not going to get many more opportunities to prove himself.
The Champions League clash against Napoli represents his chance to show Klopp just how good he can be.