Fabinho Talks Down PSG Interest
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has ruled out a move away from the club in January.
The Brazil international initially struggled to nail down a berth in the Reds’ starting eleven since his move from Monaco for an initial fee of £39million during the summer.
Reports last week claimed Paris Saint-German could make a move for Fabinho in January even if only on loan. But he told Brazilian website UOL that there was no chance of him quitting Anfield so soon after his arrival.
“I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I’d like to leave Liverpool,” he said.
“I knew I would need to have patience to wait for my moment. I’m happy at Liverpool. There is no reason for me to leave.”
Fabinho only made his Premier League debut in the win over Huddersfield Town on 20 October. But four of his six league starts have come since then and he said he was often encouraged in training by manager Jurgen Klopp.
“He didn’t give me a lot of explanations but I talked in training so I wouldn’t be discouraged and to stay focused on my work, without letting my head drop,” he added.
“I knew it was a passing moment. I didn’t keep moaning and crying. I tried to work because I knew opportunities would come. Now I just want to increase my number of games.”