Fabinho's wife appears to respond to rumours linking him with a move away from Liverpool

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Barely 24 hours after their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev, Liverpool announced their first signing of the summer.

Fabinho arrived from Monaco for £43.7 million and looked set to be the answer to Liverpool’s defensive midfield problems.

But it hasn’t quite worked out the way both the club and the Brazilian would have hoped.

Fabinho wasn’t even included in many of Liverpool’s matchday squads at the start of the campaign but has gone on to make nine appearances.

However, with Jurgen Klopp still not yet convinced, reports have emerged linking Fabinho with a swift exit from Anfield.

According to French outlet L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain will use Wednesday night’s clash with Liverpool at the Parc des Princes as an opportunity to talk to Fabinho.

However, it seems there is zero truth to L’Equipe’s report.

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That’s because Fabinho’s wife, Rebeca Tavares, appeared to respond to Twitter to the rumours.

Tavares - who is a prolific Tweeter - wrote: “When I read some fake news in Twitter…” with a GIF of someone looking very unimpressed.

That’s that, then.

If you don’t believe Fabinho’s wife, then Klopp himself was pretty defiant when asked about the prospect of Fabinho leaving.

“Of course he will not leave,” the German told reporters. “I don’t talk about transfers but nobody leaves here, it would be completely crazy.

“He doesn’t want to, it’s only just the crazy world out there that if they don’t play the last five games they open a transfer market. We are not involved in that.

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“He was never one for the future. He played three of the last four or so, I’m not 100 per cent sure. He played, he did well, so it’s all good. Now it’s coming to the most intense period of the year, of the whole season, it’s unbelievable how many games we have.

“And that’s good, we knew that before, and now he used the time to adjust to what we want him to do. It was really good, the last games he played - pretty much all good or better.”

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