Liverpool's Fabinho: Jurgen Klopp Roberto Firmino persuaded me to join


GETTY Fabinho completes Liverpool move

Liverpool have announced the signing of midfielder, Fabinho from Monaco for a fee of £39million plus bonuses of up to another £4million.

Brazil global midfielder Fabinho, 24, has joined the Champions League runners-up from Monaco in a deal reported to be worth €50 million and he is targeting a similar upward trajectory to Firmino who has become a key player under Jurgen Klopp.

Fabinho will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1 after completing his medical and signing a long-term contract and it seems Jurgen Klopp played a key role in securing his signing.

With Monaco understandably slipping back this season following a summer of sales, Fabinho got through even more work a year ago, winning 114 tackles - a total bettered by two players in Ligue 1.

However, news emerged yesterday afternoon that Liverpool were in advanced talks to sign Fabinho and within hours the club had released a statement on confirming the midfielder has joined the club.

Fabinho said he was "really excited" about joining "a giant of a team" and backed himself to win titles with the Merseyside club following their disappointment in Kiev at the weekend. Hopefully, on a personal level, I'm able to win titles with this club.

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Fabinho led Monaco by registering 3,200 touches in all competitions this past season.

Liverpool reached a Champions League final with a midfield that had little interest, or capability, to dictate games through possession - hence why their games can appear a little helter-skelter.

"Fabinho is only one piece of what I think is going to be a few other pieces coming in".

"I will try to create my own history at this football club. His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to", Klopp told Liverpool's official website.

"We are hugely proud that a natural talent we developed is in the national squad and I will be at the match tonight when he will play for France", said Aulas. What we have - in terms of our environment at Melwood and the team - means anyone coming in must be of that build.

Although he missed out on Brazil's World Cup squad, Fabinho is a very highly-rated player and the signing will be seen as something of a coup. He also has four caps for his national side.

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