Fabinho: New Liverpool FC signing explains why he moved to Reds
The Liverpool FC signing explains his move to the Anfield outfit following a £39m switch from AS Monaco on Monday evening
Fabinho has revealed Liverpool FC’s “early interest” in the Brazilian played a part in his decision to move to Anfield.
The Reds completed a £39m swoop to sign the holding midfielder from Ligue 1 runners up AS Monaco on Monday evening.
Fabinho has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit to improve a key position in Jurgen Klopp’s team.
The 24-year-old was previously linked with a move to their bitter rivals Manchester United since Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford in 2016.
The Portuguese head coach was in charge of Real Madrid during Fabinho’s brief stint in charge of the 18-time English champions.
Fabinho, though, became Liverpool FC’s first summer signing following their 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League last weekend.
The Brazilian star lifted the lid on what he found so appealing about a move to Liverpool FC.
“There are many things,” Fabinho told Liverpool FC’s website. “The infrastructure at the club is very good. This was one of the reasons why I chose Liverpool.
“Also, Liverpool showed a lot of interest in me quite early. That was also very important because I felt the club wanted me to come. Then, I was able to know a bit more about the city of Liverpool.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to meet Liverpool supporters – I have only seen on video or television the way they are. From what I have seen so far, they are fantastic.
“Also, other players that played here – they only say good things about Liverpool. What they said to me about when they played at Anfield, it makes me more willing to start playing for this football club.
“This was a very positive point for me to make my decision. Liverpool are in a league that is probably the best in the world, so there were many positive points for me to choose to come and I am very, very happy to be here.”
The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table in the 2017-18 season to secure their spot in the Champions League for the second successive season.
The Merseyside outfit haven’t won the Premier League title but the Reds finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
Liverpool FC haven’t won a trophy under Klopp despite reaching three finals.