Liverpool fans, this one’s for you
Here are 10 reasons Fabinho will be an asset to the team:
- Fabinho is Persistent
The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with a number of European giants in recent years., and it’s easy to see why. Fabinho is a persistent tackler, and one of Monaco’s best players under the management of Leonardo Jardim. Fabinho has won more tackles in Ligue 1 than any other Monaco player in 2017/2018. His overall number of tackles is at 114, and 3.4 per game. He will be a great asset to Liverpool, as he is obviously the man to protect their defensive line.
- Fabinho is Consistent
Defensively, Fabinho shows great consistency. He has been consistent over the last three seasons, and won over 100 tackles in each of the last three Ligue campaigns. He won a total of 108 in 2015/2016 and 113 in 2016/2017.
- Fabinho is a Pass Master
Fabinho is known for being an asset to the team. In 2017/18 he completed more passes in Ligue 1 than any of his Monaco teammates. Liverpool are surely looking forward to having Fabinho on their team, especially their front three.
- Fabinho is Creative
Fabinho is known for getting creative when on the pitch. He focuses on quality rather than quantity, he has the ability to make his passes matter. Fabinho has made 36 key passes in Ligue 1 last season, that’s more than any other Liverpool midfielder managed in the Premier League.
- Fabinho is a Goal Threat
Fabinho is a defensive-minded player, but he also goes a step further and assists and chips in with goals. He is valuable to goalscorers on any of his team. He has won over 100 tackles but has also been involved in 10 goals in each of the last three league seasons. In 2017/18 he successfully completed 114 tackles, 7 goals and 3 assists
- Fabinho Wins at Aerial Duels
Fabinho is not only good at passing and tackling, he is also good in the air. He won 99 aerial duels in Ligue 1 last season, proving he will be useful when defending and attacking set pieces next term.
- Fabinho is Proficient
Penalty, no problem. Fabinho is a penalty king and did not miss a single penalty in Ligue 1 during his spell at Monaco. He took and scored all 15 of them. He could easily take over penalty duties from James Milner at Anfield. His record is a testament to his proficiency. Fabinho remains accurate under pressure.
- Fabinho is Psychic
Well, maybe not psychic but he can spot a long ball – to be accurate he has completed the third-most long balls (131) of any midfielder in Ligue 1 last term. His 70% accuracy easily triumphs over Jordan Henderson’s 59%. Jurgen Klopp is all about counter-attacks, and therefore he will be happy with Fabinho. He has all the tools to win possession in the first place and then to launch his side forward.
- Fabinho is a Master at Through Balls
Fabinho possesses the vital trait of creating chances from a through ball. No Liverpool player created more league chances (3) via through balls than Fabinho in 2017/18.
- Fabinho is Valuable
He is a valuable player to the team, and quite literally he is worth a lot. Fabinho cost Liverpool over £40 million, making him Liverpool’s most expensive signing after Virgin Van Dijk (£75m) and Naby Keita (£60m). All in all, it shows the club has full faith in him being a successful addition to the Reds.