Liverpool Land Fabinho as Rebuilding Job Begins

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Barely has the ink dried on the match reports from Kyiv than Liverpool announced their first signing of the summer, reports the BBC.

The 24-year-old is leaving Monaco on 1st July for a fee of €45m with a further €5m in add-ons payable if Liverpool matches the levels of success the Brazil international expects.

For so long linked with a move to Manchester United, the Brazilian will pitch up at their bitterest rivals instead.

Jurgen Klopp enthused over the signing,

“He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘six’, ‘eight’ and ‘two’. This is cool.”

The player was equally positive about moving to Merseyside,

“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over,” he said.

“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.”

With the versatile midfielder arriving, it’s expected Emre Can, 25, will complete his free transfer to Juventus as soon as the World Cup is over. The Germany international made it clear he was leaving Anfield by repeatedly refusing to discuss a new deal with Liverpool.