It may have taken a bit longer than he had expected when signing for the Reds for €40m back in May, but Fabinho is now a regular contributor to Liverpool on the pitch. After having been limited to bench duty — and occasionally being left out of the squad altogether — in the opening months of the season, the Brazilian midfielder has now starred in three straight matches, starting two, and looking increasingly impressive.
The 25-year old may not be a sure-fire starter yet, particularly seeing as how he’s competing for minutes with club captain Jordan Henderson and shockingly adept defensive midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, but there is no reason to assume Fabinho won’t be getting significant playing time as the season progresses. The holiday schedule is coming up after the next international break, and the Reds will be needing every player at their disposal.
It is safe, then, to dismiss Le Parisien’s reports that PSG could sign the former Monaco man on loan this January out of hand. While it makes sense for Liverpool’s Champions League group rivals — Fabinho is an excellent player at a position of need — the move holds no discernible appeal to the Reds, and it is highly improbable that the Brazilian would favour a short-term move back to France now that he is beginning to establish himself on Merseyside.
The Brazilian will come round to the Parc des Princes on November 28th to secure advancement to the knockout stages for the Reds, and PSG would do well to forget about all things Fabinho and instead pay the £35m asking price Watford have reportedly put on their — frankly bizarre — first choice Abdoulaye Doucoure.