Klopp welcomes ‘fantastic player’ Fabinho to Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has received the perfect pick-me-up after the devastation of losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid last weekend, by securing the signature of versatile Brazil international Fabinho from Monaco for £39 million.

The Anfield club have beaten off competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal to seal a deal for the highly rated player.

Speaking after Fabinho’s official unveiling Klopp told :

“We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think.

“His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.

“He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘6’, ‘8’ and ‘2’. This is cool. He is tactically very strong and football smart. I think he improves our squad and there aren’t that many players you can say that about in this moment, because the quality we have already is so high.

“I like that he is young yet experienced also, with a high number of games at a club that compete to win. Also, international caps for Brazil tells you something about him.

“This signing gives us new opportunities and for that I am excited. I’m sure our supporters will make him very welcome and at home at our wonderful club and in our amazing city.”

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