One of the world’s most renowned central defenders thinks Liverpool have bought a very good player in Fabinho.
Thiago Silva knows our new 24-year-old well from both the Brazilian national squad and Ligue 1, where they’ve been rivals for PSG and AS Monaco respectively.
“He is really smart, a really technical player and I am sure he will get adapted to the Premier League as soon as he arrives here,” Silva told Sky Sports.
“He changed his position in Monaco. He was a right-back and now he is a midfielder. I don’t know how Liverpool are thinking about using him, but I am sure they can use him in both.”
We’re pretty convinced Fabinho will be primarily used as a no.6, as a direct replacement for Emre Can.
Liverpool are very well stocked at right-back already, with Trent Alexander-Arnold ever improving, Nathaniel Clyne an England international and Joe Gomez decent there as well.
Jurgen Klopp picks Jordan Henderson as his first-choice holding midfielder at the moment, so it will be interesting to see how the captain’s role changes now Fabinho is on the books.
Either way, it’s a nice problem for the boss to have.