Fabinho has touched down on Merseyside ahead of the completion of his summer move to Liverpool.
The Brazilian will officially become a Red on Sunday after the club agreed a deal to sign him from Monaco at the end of May.
He is expected to join for a fee in the region of £43.7m and seemingly represents a replacement for Emre Can, who recently sealed his free transfer to Juventus.
Jurgen Klopp is set to welcome back a host of players for pre-season training upon the turn of the month, with the club’s first friendly scheduled to take place on July 7 against Chester.
That group is now likely to include Fabinho, who was one of those not selected for World Cup duty.
Fabinho is in Liverpool! 🔴
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Fabinho is back in Liverpool. 🔴🏠 pic.twitter.com/yI6ERRDIWN
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The midfielder will be joined by Naby Keita in making it official after the Guinean’s unveiling and participation in a light training session at Melwood on Wednesday.
Klopp’s capture of both previews a potentially refurbished Liverpool midfield ahead of the new season in preparation for not only Can’s departure, but also Jordan Henderson’s extended break after the World Cup and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s long-term knee injury.
Between Fabinho’s physicality and passing range and Keita’s driving runs from deep, Liverpool flaunt a duo capable of bolstering the team at both ends of the pitch.
It now remains to be seen who will fill the widely-coveted no.10 void that Nabil Fekir had been tipped to occupy prior to the collapse of his move.