Liverpool fans will, undoubtedly, be hoping for a few more signings this summer, but the capture of Fabinho is not a move that should be undervalued. Signed from Monaco, the defensive midfielder could be the difference between just another Premier League season for Liverpool and a genuine title challenge.
After all, the midfield is arguably the most important part of the pitch, and so for Liverpool, bringing in someone of Fabinho’s quality could change everything.
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A defensive midfielder by trade, the Brazilian offers incredible protection for the defence, and naturally, this makes the entire team more solid. However, his impact will extend far beyond just adding extra defensive quality. His presence will reduce the need for the likes of Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to track back and defend, and subsequently, Liverpool will be able to place more attention on the attack. Likewise, their service will make life easier for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. As such, one small addition in the midfield could change a lot of things for the Reds.
You also can’t dispute Fabinho’s other qualities. Sure, he’s most effective defensively, but his quality on the ball is also evident. He’s brilliant with the ball at his feet, and so whilst he’s great at breaking up play, he’s also solid at picking the ball up and moving it forward. Naturally, this will increases the Reds’ offensive potency significantly.
In truth, the addition of Fabinho could entirely change the way Liverpool play – for the better – and so it’s essential that the Reds start him every single week next season. If Jurgen Klopp does that, a title challenge could be forthcoming.
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