Fabinho's thoughts on his first season at LFC
After a few months of the season, the rumours had started already about Fabinho and how the Brazilian was unhappy at Anfield after failing to make the grade.
Gone are the days when players were allowed at least 12 months to bed in, now they've got to hit the ground running or they're already a failure.
For Fabinho, the brief glimpses we'd seen of him early in the season showed that there was a top class player there, just waiting for Jurgen to work his bloody magic.
Fast forward 7 months and Liverpool are European Champions, and the 25 year old midfield star was a very crucial element to that. A player who started the season as a relative unknown (despite the large fee) became the first midfielder on the team sheet every match.
Speaking the the club's official website, he said: "Overall I think my first season at Liverpool was good.
"In my first season I knew there would be a learning and settling-in period. I went through this.
"It didn't last that long but I remember it wasn't easy starting afresh, I was left out for a few matches.
"Even though I was telling myself that I needed to work hard and be patient, it's not easy being out of the team. But that's in the past now, I started playing more.
"The more you play, the more you can enjoy your football. I think I became an important part of the team, I gave the manager another option he could depend upon. So I think it was a really good season."
After finishing last season with 41 appearances and scoring his first goal (as well as bagging a couple of assists), the midfielder is certain to come on leaps and bounds next season when he'll be looking to add a few more trophies after a great first season at the club.