Fabinho is scheduled to receive a birthday gift on Wednesday night with the opportunity to show Liverpool fans what he can do.
The Brazilian midfielder, who turned 25 on Tuesday, has struggled for playing time since his arrival of £ 43.7 million from Monaco.
However, with Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita injured, Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Fabinho's chance to shine will be affected by the Anfield lights.
Fabinho is scheduled to receive a birthday present on Wednesday night against the Red Star of Belgrade
& # 39; It would be a good gift, okay? & # 39; said the German. "I have not done the alignment yet, but we will use it."
Fabinho's only start was in the 2-1 defeat of the Chelsea EFL Cup last month, and it was an unfavorable start for a man from whom great things were expected.
Klopp, however, feels that the defensive midfielder simply needs time to adjust to Liverpool's style of play, and if he ever has any doubts. he just needs to go online.
& # 39; You just have to watch some YouTube videos of him! & # 39; Klopp said. "He has the qualities: difficult challenges, good offensives, defensive, fast, good shooters, fantastic set-sets, good headers, all these things." But it has been a different system and that always needs time, that's all.
There is much to learn, with chalk and cheese from Liverpool and Monaco in terms of style, but Klopp is confident that the quiet man Fabinho is a model student.
The Brazilian midfielder has fought for the playing time since the summer arrival of £ 43.7 million from Monaco
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Red Star (4-3-3): Borjan; Stojkovia, Degenek, Babia, Gobeljia; Krstieia, Eausia, Ebecilio; Srnia, Ben, Boakye.
"He is not the noisiest person on the planet," he explained. "It's not that he came and said:" Sit down and I'll explain how we do it because we were in the semi-final of the Champions League the previous year and we became champions of France. "
"He's a very reserved person, look, look absorbing and always take a little more time."
Liverpool will look for a reaction after a 1-0 defeat at Napoli the last time in this competition. Many would see Red Star, whom their supporters have been forbidden to attend, as ideal opponents after being beaten 6-1 at Paris Saint-Germain.
Klopp does not have any of that, and he has ordered an Anfield cauldron.
"The atmosphere makes a difference, especially in games like this," he said. It's not just against City or when we're 5-0 against Roma at home.
"It really is for these games, when everyone knows it will be difficult, but expectations are high and if you do not win it, everyone will say that everything is wrong."
Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Fabinho's opportunity to shine will come under the lights of Anfield
The message was serious, but Klopp was not lacking in humor. When asked if he had experienced a game without absentee fans before, the former Mainz defender joked: "When I was a player, I played in empty stadiums, they were not eliminated, they were not interested!"
Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that the fact that Liverpool has not been able to reproduce the performances of last season has annoyed the players.
Despite being at the same level as the leaders of the Premier League Manchester City, there is a feeling that the men of Klopp have not yet clicked.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted that the Reds' failure to replicate last season's performances has annoyed the players
"Obviously it's frustrating," said English defender Alexander-Arnold. "We know that we are not yet reaching our full potential, but it is a long season, so there is a lot of time and space to improve."
In fact, he sees the situation, getting results without being at his best, as something positive.
"It's something that excites us a lot," he said. "We can not wait to reach our full potential, to reach our goals for this season."