Fabinho Hints at Underhanded Tactics Employed by Paris Saint-Germain in Transfer Rumour Mill

12 January 2019 09:04

Fabinho has insisted he made the right choice in joining Liverpool, whilst also criticising PSG's controversial transfer tactics.

The Brazilian moved to Anfield in the summer from Monaco for a fee of around £40m, and after a slow start to life at Liverpool is now becoming more of a regular member of Jurgen Klopp's starting 11. He's now made 13 Premier League appearances - including nine starts - and has helped the Reds to the top of the table.

Fabinho

Things were very different for the midfielder a matter of months ago, when he was deemed unable to cope with the demands of the ​Premier League by his manager, leaving him to slowly be eased into the first team. During those hard times, he was constantly being linked with a move back to France with reported interest from PSG, although nothing concrete ever materialised.

Speaking to ​L'Equipe, ​Fabinho insisted he never wanted to leave the Reds and went onto criticise the timing of PSG reported interest given the fact it came just days before ​Liverpool's crucial Champions League clash with the Parisians. He said: “I never thought of going elsewhere.


“I know a lot of things were written in the newspapers, but it wasn’t true. What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League match [in November]. And I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco [in March 2018]. It’s a strange coincidence, isn't it?”

Jurgen Klopp,Fabinho

The midfielder seems to think it was more than just a coincidence, however regardless he looks to be a lot more comfortable with his surrounding now compared to when he first arrived on Merseyside, and he'll be hoping for a sustained run in the starting lineup as Liverpool push to try and win their first title in the Premier League era. 

Source: 90min