Why Liverpool offering fresh terms to their £100,000-a-week star is a no-brainer


Why a new contract for Fabinho from Liverpool is a no-brainer

According to The Guardian, Liverpool are all set to start contract talks with Fabinho, which would see his wages go close to the highest earners at the club. The club are impressed with his performances over the last two and a half seasons and are keen on increasing his £100,000-a-week wages.


Fabinho completed his development at Fluminense in Brazil before moving to Europe with Portuguese club Rio Ave. He spent time on loan at Real Madrid, where he largely featured for the reserves and made just one first-team appearance in the La Liga.

The Brazilian enforcer eventually shot to prominence at AS Monaco in France, spending two seasons on loan before joining the club permanently in the summer of 2015. Fabinho went on to guide Monaco to the Ligue 1 crown in 2016-17 and was one of the cornerstones of the club’s march to the semi-final of the Champions League that season.

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Monaco’s Brazilian defender Fabinho (2R) jubilates after scoring, during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs St Etienne (ASSE) on May 12, 2018 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (Photo credit – BORIS HORVAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Fabinho went on to accumulate an impressive tally of 31 goals and 21 assists in 233 appearances for Monaco in all competitions. The midfielder’s burgeoning reputation in France prompted Liverpool to fork out a staggering £43.7m to secure his services in 2018.

He has since evolved into one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe under the charismatic stewardship of Jurgen Klopp. Fabinho has been instrumental in Liverpool’s recent success, both in England and Europe, guiding the Reds to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and the Premier League crown.

The 27-year-old has made a total of 95 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, registering 3 goals and 7 assists in the process. He has also represented Brazil at the senior level, amassing 12 caps for the Selecao.

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Brazil’s midfielder Fabinho (L) is fouled by Argentina’s defender Nicolas Tagliafico during the friendly football match between Brazil and Argentina at the King Saud University stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on November 15, 2019. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Fabinho deserves a new contract for his contributions

Liverpool have managed to pull off some smart raids in the transfer market over the past few years, helping Jurgen Klopp build a strong core of world-class professionals in his first-team. That has, indeed, contributed greatly to the club’s raging success on multiple fronts and Fabinho has been at the centre of it all.

While the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mo Salah and Alisson Becker have been widely acclaimed as some of Liverpool’s best buys in the market in recent times, Fabinho’s contribution has often gone under the radar. Realistically though, the Brazilian has been equally influential in whatever the Reds have achieved, proving his mettle as the heartbeat of the club’s midfield, week in week out.

Suffice to say, the former Monaco star has evolved into a world-class asset since his move to Anfield a couple of years ago. His goal contribution has somewhat decreased in recent campaigns but that is largely down to his more defensive-minded role in Klopp’s three-man midfield.

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)

Fabinho has also underlined his worth to the club with some top-quality displays in an unfamiliar centre-back role. The Brazilian ace looked every inch a natural defender as Liverpool managed a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Chelsea in September. He followed it up with yet another commanding display at the heart of the defence in the club’s most-recent 1-0 triumph over Ajax in the Champions League.

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Liverpool have tied most of their first-team stars down to long-term deals, and adding the Brazilian to that list would represent a just reward for his impressive progress.

Fabinho’s current contract would see him play at Anfield up to the age of 29, meaning a new deal would see him commit the remainder of his peak years to the Reds. That would definitely make sense for Liverpool as they need to keep hold of their key players in order to build on their first domestic title triumph in 30 years.