Liverpool looks to land a long term contract for their Brazilian midfielder after their recent loss of Virgil Van Dijk
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is more than grateful to have the Brazilian superstar Fabinho after the recent loss of Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch superstar is ruled out for at least 7 months with an ACL rupture after fatally colliding with Everton’s Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby last weekend.
It is expected that the 27-year-old will have a big role to play in the coming months until the Premier League champions recruit a designated center-back to fill the void. With no defensive reinforcements available, Jurgen Klopp had no option but to deploy the Brazilian midfielder as the center-back against the Dutch opposition Ajax, resulting in a 1-0 victory.
According to the reports, the former Champions League winners are willing to land a long-term contract for the 27-year-old midfielder. With less than 18 months left on his current deal with Liverpool, club chiefs are willing to wrap up the contract extension operation as soon as possible.
Since he arrived at the English club, the former Monaco man has been an integral part of Red’s recent success and delivered whenever called upon by his manager, Jurgen Klopp. In his two seasons with the Reds, the 2019 Copa America winner managed to record more than 80 appearances and helped Liverpool to keep more than 40 clean sheets in the process.
The Brazilian was recruited for an expensive transfer fee of 45 million euros after impressive campaigns with the French outlet, AS Monaco. The versatility showcased by former Monaco is certainly benefiting the Liverpool boss. His ability to play as a center-back certainly reassures Klopp for the tough times that lie ahead for the Merseyside club.
Fabinho is currently one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and is a talent to hold on to if Liverpool is to retain their Premier League crown and chase the ultimate club trophy of Champions League this season. The Merseyside club currently sits in 5th position and try to attain the top spot as they face Sheffield United next.
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