Fabinho is an extraordinary footballer, and it looks like he’ll be at Liverpool for many more years to come.
The Brazilian signed in 2018, and despite a slow start, eventually came into his own and in our opinion, is maybe the best holding midfielder on the planet.
He is incredible physically – tall, strong and fast – has great technical skills and can dink lovely passes over the top – can blast the ball from 30-yards and has the tactical nouse to maintain his position at the base of midfield.
Fab has explained how happy he is at Liverpool following our Premier League victory – and it sounds like he wants to be at the club for a very long time.
“Liverpool is very important to me,” he told the official website. “When I decided to leave Monaco, I wanted to go to an important football club, that fought for huge goals, and here at Liverpool I managed to do all these things.
“I’ve also arrived at a football club where the atmosphere and the squad are great. I’ve learnt a lot from the technical staff as well.
“I’ve really managed to learn more at this club and understand the supporters’ love closely.
“So I am very grateful for all these experiences I’ve had living here and I hope to achieve more.”
Fab is one of the first names on our team-sheet, and we think that will still be the case in 2020/21.
Jordan Henderson the captain obviously joins him in midfield, but it’ll be interesting to see whether Gini Wijnaldum or Naby Keita, our best player following the restart, is the most-used third member of the trio, on Fabinho’s left.
Then there is the option ion Curtis Jones, too – the youngster who has burst onto the scene and seems to have an adeptness at running into the penalty area late – something the others do not.