Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has opened up on the nicknames he's been given during his time at the club, and insists he can still improve various impacts of his game.

He was called 'Dyson' by manager Jürgen Klopp following a 2-1 victory over Tottenham last month to summarise his sweeping display at Anfield.


​Fabinho has revealed to Liverpool's website that he actually has been given two nicknames by his teammates, with a number of his peers opting to call him 'Flaco' - a South American term meaning 'skinny one'.

When the question was put to him about why he was called 'Dyson' by his manager, 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 [Dyson], another player used it - I think ​Milner might have said it."

"It's a cool nickname but the other one that the majority of the players use, Flaco, that was started by Virgil and everybody started calling me it."

Fabinho joined the Reds in May 2018 for a fee of £39m and, despite struggling to initially make the starting XI, the former Monaco man is excelling at Anfield and is now a mainstay at the heart of the midfield. 

He scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win against ​Manchester City on Sunday, and has vowed to continue improving despite his sides strong start to the season. 

"I wanted this season to be different because I had already adapted to the team and the league," Fabinho said. "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."

After the international break, ​Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park to take on ​Crystal Palace, before a crucial Champions League tie at home to ​Napoli four days later.