English Premier League: Fabinho ticks every box for Liverpool and Klopp

English Premier League: Fabinho ticks every box for Liverpool and Klopp

English Premier League: Fabinho ticks every box for Liverpool and Klopp

Fabinho has been capped four times by his country, but was omitted from their World Cup squad.

Fabinho is hoping to emulate new team mate Roberto Firmino and develop into a better player following his move to Liverpool.

Fabinho has signed a long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit despite having been previously linked with a switch to Manchester United.

"He is a very good player, of global level", he said.

It begins: "Jurgen Klopp looked ahead to Saturday's Champions League final with Real Madrid and declared: 'We are here because we are Liverpool'".

A player adapting to English football is usually the biggest problem when they move from elsewhere to the Premier League but Firmino has certainly showed the way for his fellow Brazilian, scoring 36 league goals in his opening three seasons at Anfield.

Monaco midfielder Fabinho from Brasil (L) tries to escape Sporting CP midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia from Argentina (R) during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and AS Monaco at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 22, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Considered a right-back in his early days, it was not until the second half of the 2014-15 season that Leonardo Jardim moved him to the defensive midfield berth - which proved to be a masterstroke.

While a club badge, a header which reads "Player Contract Agreement" and bullet points were added to the paper, the content is actually just a news piece which covered manager Jurgen Klopp's quotes on last weekend's Champions League final.

What are his key strengths?

Klopp's assertion that Fabinho can play as a "number 8" is also interesting, yet not unfounded as he succeeded with 37 of his 51 attempted dribbles last season.

Fabinho has shown he can cope in these circumstances, and his presence might also allow Liverpool's full-backs to push (even) further forward. His record in Ligue 1 was 17 attempted, 17 scored - Matt Le Tissier levels of penalty taking success. "If he comes, it will be good too".

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