Following their bitterly disappointing Uefa Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, Liverpool have already dipped into the transfer market to bolster their squad with the signing of Brazil international Fabinho.
The 24 year old midfielder has arrived at Anfield from Monaco for a neat £43.7m deal and the real bargain is just what the exuberant young star will bring to the club after his recent season with Monaco.
Fabinho emerged through the 2017/2018 season as a valuable and enthusiastic player for an exciting Monaco team who won the French title back in the 2016/2017.
An exciting prospect for the Reds, he will add great depth to what is currently a phenomenal team in progress being built by Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp will want to keep the team’s momentum up after a thrilling season saw the Reds finish 4th in the Premier League and go all the way to the Champions League final in Kiev.
Their Champions League campaign saw them beat the likes of Porto, Manchester City and Roma en route to their game against Real Madrid.
Liverpool not only earned the runners up spot, but also took England by storm with their fast attacking, possession dominant, hard pressing football.
They have a now notorious attacking trio in the likes of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Máne and talisman Mohammed Salah who took Europe’s breathe away last season.
With a firm midfield held by Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and later in the season, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the team’s momentum and games won started in the midfield before stretching across the pitch.
Fabinho is set to add to this and with a renewed bit of energy and hope, will help Liverpool potentially go even further in the season ahead.
This season in Ligue 1, Fabinho ranked third in total tackles with 114 and was one of the top passers in the League with a grand total of 1980.
Originally a full back, Fabinho converted to the midfield and standing at 1,88m, he has the capabilities of making himself known in the depths of the midfield, where he can provide the Liverpool defense with some protection before adding to the attack.
This was what the famous Xabi Alonso did so well while at Liverpool years back, and with Fabinho’s ability and approach to the game, there is no reason why he can’t replicate and further a central defensive midfielders role.
There is also the potential for him to go bursting forward as Liverpool always do with the likes of new team mate Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Jurgen Klopp has done his homework on Fabinho and has great confidence in his new singing.
If he performs the way he is truly capable of, then he will be a huge addition to what is already a thoroughly entertaining Liverpool side.
He could give Liverpool the extra lift to even go on to a Premier League title chase with the side having the extraordinary talent needed to potentially do so.