Liverpool’s summer signing Fabinho has now revealed in an interview why his move to Manchester United did not materialize and he ended up at Anfield.
The player signed for the Reds back in May and there are a lot of expectations from him, with regards to doing big things at his new club.
The defensive midfield superstar has denied that his move to Old Trafford was blocked by AS Monaco. He has confirmed that the Red Devils never really approached the former Ligue 1 champs with an official offer.
In his interview with SkySports, he said, “Manchester never showed any formal interest, they never made me an offer at all.”
“Maybe there was some interest or a conversation but it’s not a case of Monaco not letting me go to Manchester United or denying me the move, nothing ever really materialised.”
The Brazilian international cost the Merseyside outfit £40m and Klopp has revealed that he has not yet settled into the pace of the Premier League. It might have made a major difference if he would play under Mourinho, though that is something that we can only speculate now.
Klopp’s team starts the new campaign against West Ham on Sunday and the player is not likely to be included in the playing eleven. Liverpool fans will hope that this is just an initial phase and he quickly can settle down in England and earns that first-team spot to make a major impact.
There is no doubt that the 24-year-old superstar is quite talented and this is a great signing for Liverpool. They will be playing in the Champions League as well and will want to win the competition this time, apart from the domestic titles. Klopp is keen to win his first title with the Kop faithful and has brought in some top players, who are really capable of doing so.
All eyes will be on the likes of Fabinho and it will be interesting to see what kind of impact he can make in the days to come now. Only time will tell if he is as good as he was back in the Ligue 1.