Recent reports have suggested that Liverpool are keen to hand Fabinho a new long-term contract with the club, which could be a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
According to Fabrizio Romano in The Guardian, the Reds hope to start negotiations with the Brazilian midfielder over a potential new deal, as they consider him one of the “untouchables” at the club after his superb displays since joining from Monaco in 2018.
Fabinho joined the Merseyside club in a £39 million deal from AS Monaco in 2018 and has been a mainstay in Klopp’s side ever since, having made 96 appearances for the Reds, in which he has contributed three goals and seven assists (per Transfermarkt).
The 27-year-old has really stepped up his performances a notch this season, however, as he has filled in superbly at centre-back in the absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, so you can see why the club might be keen to reward him with a new contract.
Although his current deal is set to expire in 2023, a new deal would give Liverpool added security and might well ensure that the midfielder spends the rest of his peak playing days with the Anfield outfit.
So far this season, the Brazilian has averaged a solid 6.75 rating across his nine appearances in the Premier League, whilst his performances in the Champions League have earned him a superb 7.17 rating (per WhoScored).
Therefore, it is clear that Fabinho is a hugely important player in this Liverpool side and can clearly be relied upon to do a job as both a defensive midfielder and a centre-back.
There were fears that Liverpool would struggle a lot following their defensive injury crisis but the Brazilian has stepped in to great effect and has helped ensure that the Reds are hot on the heels of Tottenham Hotspur, who currently sit top of the Premier League table.
If Klopp’s side do manage to retain the Premier League title this season, then a lot of praise should go to Fabinho for his performances in defence, and whilst the Reds might be keen to add defensive reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window, their first priority should arguably be to tie down Fabinho to a new deal with the club.