New Liverpool signing Fabinho has revealed that he hopes to develop as a player in the same way that his fellow countryman Roberto Firmino has during his time on Merseyside.
Versatile Brazil international Fabinho became the first high profile signing of the summer transfer window on Tuesday, when he agreed a £40 million move to Anfield from French side AS Monaco.
The 24-year-old has even admitted that his international team-mate had a big role to play in his decision to move to Liverpool.
“I’ve been following Liverpool for a few years, in particular since Firmino arrived,” he told LFCTV.
“After he arrived here he was able to achieve higher development at this football club. Because he had success, I hope the same happens to me.
“We spoke a bit more about the infrastructure of the club, the city and we also spoke about the coaches and how they do their work so I was able to know a bit more about Liverpool through Firmino.
“I had been with him at the Brazilian national team on a few occasions. I know he’s a fantastic person, his background is from nice people.
“He is also very good for someone who comes to a new country, a new city – someone who speaks the same language. This will of course make the adaptation much easier.”