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Fabio Aurelio On the Brazilian Impact At Anfield

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The defender was the first Brazilian to play for Liverpool.

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When Fabio Aurelio arrived at Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool in 2006, he was the first Brazilian to ever represent the club. Since then, many influential names have followed him, including the three stars and current Liverpool starters Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, and Fabinho.

The defender, who sadly became known more for his frequent injuries than his performances, talked to the official site about the club and their impact on his home country.

”Because of what Liverpool is achieving, everyone is looking at the club a lot more,” he said.

“And with Alisson, Firmino and Fabinho that are doing great obviously after Coutinho, I could start that and was a piece of that – but they elevate a lot the Brazilian name on the club. This is very special for the Brazilian people, who were looking at Liverpool before but now they have a more specific reference. Liverpool are being followed a lot in Brazil right now.”

Win the Champions League trophy and mount two nearly perfect league campaigns and you’re bound to pick up a few admirers along the way.

And making up much of the spine of that team are the three Samba Boys who will hopefully keep their positions for many years to come.