Liverpool head into the worldwide break having now opened a league season with four-straight victories for the first time since 1990 following Saturday's 2-1 win at Leicester City. "The team is good and he needs time", he told reporters.
"It's good to have the situation as one might need a bit of time, or the others are more used to it".
"He could have been in the squad, of course, but it's quite hard to make the squad at the moment because they are all fit".
"But he will come back".
"We've seen that over the last few games, but it's pleasing how we defended, pleasing how we've fought and got those results. He could even play at the moment".
"We have a lot of games in September, only against top teams". We need all of them. "They have to play passes and defend and all that stuff".
"Hopefully now Fabinho has games with Brazil, and then after he comes back we have games, games, games", the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss added.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is keeping a cool head despite the hype around his blistering start to the season.
But the 21-year-old admitted he would be happy to slot in at right-back if necessary.
"It was unlucky", Klopp said.
However, with Dejan Lovren sidelined with a pelvic issue that he aggravated during the World Cup, Gomez has excelled alongside Virgil van Dijk in his preferred position of centre-half. I don't know Liverpool's style exactly but I think they encourage the keeper to take chances to keep possession like Ederson does for Manchester City.
"We've got a few big games when we come back but I think all the lads are just excited to go away with their worldwide teams now and some get a break and we'll come back and we've obviously got a big game against Tottenham".