Liverpool’s Fabinho has been praised by Brazil captain Thiago Silva. The Reds announced Fabinho had signed a contract with the club on Monday, and Silva has spoken about the midfielder’s abilities.
The 24-year-old can play in multiple positions for Jurgen Klopp. However, Fabinho is expected to be deployed as a defensive midfielder initially. He appeared in the position for Monaco 34 times during the 2017-18 season and helped the French side to second place and Champions League qualification.
Brazil captain and Paris Saint-Germain defender Silva recently spoke about Fabinho’s capabilities.
“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 said.
“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.”
Silva isn’t the only one to praise the Brazilian midfielder. Klopp has spoken about his excitement to work with Fabinho. The manager has also praised Fabinho’s versatility and character while speaking with Liverpool’s official website.
“We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.
“He has a lovely family also – adding a person like this to our dressing room only makes us even stronger. What we have – in terms of our environment at Melwood and in the team – means anyone coming in must be of that build. They must be the highest quality person and player.
“He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘6’, ‘8’ and ‘2’. This is cool.
“He is tactically very strong and football smart. I think he improves our squad and there aren’t that many players you can say that about in this moment, because the quality we have already is so high.
“I like that he is young yet experienced also, with a high number of games at a club that compete to win. Also, international caps for Brazil tells you something about him.
“This signing gives us new opportunities and for that I am excited. I’m sure our supporters will make him very welcome and at home at our wonderful club and in our amazing city.”
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