Fab signing for Liverpool, Latest Football News

Marcus Newton
May 30, 2018

Brazil captain Thiago Silva has backed new Liverpool signing Fabinho to succeed at Liverpool and believes he'll settle in immediately.

Monaco midfielder Fabinho will join Liverpool following the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Monday (May 28).

If rumours are to be believed, Liverpool are in the market to sign another midfielder in the name of French global Nabil Fekir and if the deal does go through we will be seeing a new look Liverpool midfield next season.Here are five things you might not know about the latest addition to Liverpool's squad.

While Fekir is still talking about the prospect of leaving Champions League-bound Lyon, he has said that any transfer to Liverpool is no formality and that there are still several clubs in the running for his signature.

"I am really excited about this move".

"I had been with him at the Brazilian national team on a few occasions".

"We spoke a bit more about how the city was, about the infrastructure of the club and the city".

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"I will try to create my own history at this football club".

"So I was able to know a bit more about Liverpool through Firmino". "His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to".

'We merely know that groups have an interest. They must be the highest quality person and player.

On a possible move away from Lyon, Fekir said: "For now I am in Clairefontaine".

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. Klopp sometimes opts for two sitting midfielders against stronger opponents - something more like a 4-2-3-1 - but he typically prefers one deep-lying midfielder flanked by two energetic No 8s.

Fekir told Telefoot when asked about the speculation surrounding Liverpool: "I am not close to joining Liverpool".

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