Olympique Lyon star Fekir denies being close to Liverpool switch

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Brazilian global Fabinho, 24, had agreed at the end of last year's title-winning campaign to remain one more season in the Principality.

While a club badge, a header which reads "Player Contract Agreement" and bullet points were added to the paper, the content is actually just a news piece which covered manager Jurgen Klopp's quotes on last weekend's Champions League final. So I was able know a bit more about Liverpool through Firmino.

Silva said: "He is really smart, a really technical player and I am sure he will get adapted to the Premier League as soon as he arrives here".

He was an instrumental part of Liverpool's success this season before the injury, making 37 appearances in all competitions and scoring seven goals. Rumours linking the Brazilian with a move to Manchester United have been doing the rounds for some time, although the Manchester Evening News claimed last summer that Jose Mourinho had opted instead to target Tottenham's Eric Dier and Nemanja Matic.

Fabinho's move to Anfield from Monaco - for a reported €50million - was confirmed on Monday.

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Despite helping Monaco to second in Ligue 1 behind champions Paris St-Germain last season, he did not make Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad.

What Jurgen Klopp said about him: "We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think". I will take the time to think.

While a fee has not been mentioned in the official announcement, The Telegraph reports a €50 million fee, which would be fair by the current standards of the transfer market, considering Fabinho's age - 24. In his early days, he played as a marauding right-back, however, he has since been converted into a central midfielder.

He added: "I believe I am a player that can organise the game well for my team".

Keita is renowned for being an all-rounder in midfield so there's every chance Klopp could play him in a slightly more advanced position, either on his own or with another Liverpool player. He also has four caps for his national side.