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Sanctioning Fabinho’s departure would be a seriously bad move by Jurgen Klopp

Sanctioning Fabinho’s departure would be a seriously bad move by Jurgen Klopp

According to a recent report from Le Parisien, Fabinho could be set for a move away from Liverpool in the January transfer window. The 25-year-old only made the move to Anfield during the summer from Monaco but has found regular first team football hard to come by under Jurgen Klopp, starting just once so far in the Premier League.

And reports suggest that he could be set for a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain come the New Year, but given he was only lured to Merseyside back in the summer, and as such appears to be a player Klopp wants at Anfield, sanctioning his departure in January would be a seriously bad and nonsensical move by the Liverpool manager.

The Breakdown

Ultimately, it was clear throughout last season that the Reds needed slightly more in that midfield department to help bridge the gap to Premier League champions Manchester City, which thus prompted Klopp to lure Fabinho and indeed Naby Keita to Anfield.

And while the latter has made some impact following his arrival from RB Leipzig, the same cannot really be said of the former, who has only two Premier League appearances and a handful in other competitions to his name in his first few months on Merseyside.

However, there’s a reason Klopp spent £39 million on bringing him to Liverpool during the summer, and his commanding display in their 4-1 victory over Cardiff City somewhat exemplified exactly what he will bring to this Reds team when he is up to speed in the Premier League.

The Brazilian was combative off the ball in breaking play up and making some very well-timed tackles, yet he also showed a good turn of pace on the ball in making runs forward to help out in attack – it was by far his best performance since his move to Anfield.

Ultimately, it was always going to take time for the 25-year-old to adapt to the rigours and demands of the Premier League, and with the likes of Keita, James Milner, and Georginio Wijnaldum in particular doing well in the middle of the park, he wasn’t needed to be thrown into the deep end.

Klopp has so far managed him expertly and as such he appears to be a player who will have an even greater influence on this Liverpool side between now and the end of the season – spending £39 million on him and letting him go six months later wouldn’t make any sense at all.

Clearly, there is a very good midfielder in Fabinho who looks set to get better and better the more football he plays – and with Liverpool targeting a title challenge and other major honours this term, he’s the sort of player Klopp would want in the middle of the park.

As such, letting him leave for PSG in January would make absolutely no sense, and as such sanctioning the £40.5 million-rated (as per Transfermarkt) ace’s departure would be a seriously bad move by the Reds chief.

Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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