Money is flying around English football right now.
Manchester City just dropped £100 million on Jack Grealish and seem intent on spending even more on Harry Kane. Chelsea look set to spend a similar sum on Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United have brought in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane with plans to go further.
Over at Anfield, things are a little quiet. Ibrahima Konate arrived early, but there has yet to be much of a sniff of further additions. The team of the last few years is broadly going to be the one competing this season.
Fabinho, fresh off a new contract extension, doesn’t see this as a problem.
“We don’t pay attention to the other teams. City are the Premier League champions and Chelsea the Champions League champions. The English teams are always strong and will always fight for trophies. This year won’t be different.
“We will be strong and they will be strong as well. Hopefully we will be a bit stronger.
“We don’t pay too much attention to the other teams, we just focus on us and working hard to be in the best way possible.”
Discussing the big exit – Gini Wijnaldum to PSG – Fabinho stated that “Gini was a really good friend of mine. Personally, I will miss him a lot. And the team will miss him because he played in all the games, was never injured and was a really good player. He was a leader.
“Gini was a really special player for this club. For me personally, he helped me a lot since I arrived at the club. Now he is at another team and I wish him all the best at PSG.
“But our squad has already shown we have good players to replace him. I think the midfield is the part of the team where we have more players – we have [Jordan Henderson], me, Thiago [Alcantara], Curtis [Jones], [James Milner], Naby Keita, a lot of players who can play in this position.
“I’m not worried about it [Wijnaldum’s exit]. Of course, we will miss Gini for the person he is as well, but we have the quality in this group to replace him.”
Liverpool, Fabinho feels, are in a good place to keep competing. Let’s all hope he’s right.