Why Liverpool are already prepared to sell Fabinho - just a few months after signing him


The general consensus is that Liverpool are the strongest challengers to champions Manchester City in the 2018-19 Premier League title race.

They are currently second place in the table, two points behind Pep Guardiola's men, and both teams (along with Chelsea) are still unbeaten in the league this season.

Following Philippe Coutinho's departure to Barcelona in January for a fee which could rise to £142 million, Liverpool needed to reinvest that money in their midfield.

Jurgen Klopp did exactly that over the summer with the acquisitions of Fabinho from Monaco and ex-RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, as well as Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri.

However, Fabinho hasn't exactly lit things up since arriving in English football and it's now emerged that the club are already thinking about selling the summer signing.

Fabinho's move and Liverpool career so far

Liverpool announced the deal to bring Fabinho to Anfield back in May for £43.7 million from Monaco, for whom he played 233 times in five years.

Fabinho poses with a Liverpool jersey after signing for the club

He starred alongside the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe as Monaco broke Paris Saint-Germain's French dominance and won the 2016-17 Ligue 1 title.

After joining Liverpool, by manager Klopp's own admission, the Brazilian needed extra time in order to adapt to the Reds' specific style of play.

In fact, it wasn't until October 20 that Fabinho made his league debut for Liverpool, coming on as a 69th-minute replacement for Adam Lallana at Huddersfield Town.

In his handful of Liverpool appearances so far, although the 25-year-old hasn't been shockingly bad, he's failed to seriously impress either.

Fabinho plays a pass during a pre-season friendly

Why Liverpool are prepared to sell Fabinho

Just months after signing the versatile midfielder, The Mirror are now reporting that Liverpool are actually prepared to sell Fabinho to fund a move for Christian Pulisic.

The report states that Klopp has admired the US international winger ever since he joined his former club Borussia Dortmund four years ago.

The 20-year-old has three goals and as many assists in 12 outings this season and Liverpool's boss is determined to beat rivals Chelsea to his signature.

Pulisic in Champions League action for Borussia Dortmund at Atletico Madrid

An Anfield source said: "Having watched Christian develop, there's no way Jurgen is going to back off now. He knows he (Pulisic) is a talent who can light up the Premier League.”

Given that Pulisic may cost as much as £70 million, Liverpool could consider cashing in on Fabinho in order to subsidise any potential transfer for the American.

AC Milan and Italian champions Juventus, who bought Emre Can from Liverpool this summer, would both reportedly be interested in Fabinho.


Should Liverpool really get rid of Fabinho so soon?

Liverpool have Georginio Wijnaldum and captain Jordan Henderson who can operate in the defensive midfield role, but surely it's too soon to write Fabinho off.

At his best, he's a strong, dominant and slick presence in the middle of the park, and as already mentioned, he's been part of a title-winning team before.

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