Fabinho has signed a new five-year contract to stay at Liverpool until June 2026.
Fabinho first joined Liverpool in July 2018 for £39m from AS Monaco and has gone on to help the Reds to three titles with three goals in 122 appearances across all competitions, although injury prevented him from featuring in Liverpool’s 2019 FIFA Club World Cup title success.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about his new contract, Fabinho spoke of feeling “delighted” after having been keen to pen the deal once discussions began, as he said: “Since the beginning of the conversation, I was really positive about it because it’s what I wanted – staying in this club, keep playing for Liverpool.”
Reflecting on the last three seasons, the Brazil international said: “These last three seasons I’ve been really happy here. I learned a lot with the manager, with all the staff, with the boys as well.
“We achieved things together and for me I think it’s the best place to be, the best place to keep growing, to keep learning from the staff, from the boys. Hopefully we will keep achieving good things.”
Having now adapted to Premier League football, Fabinho though is striving for further success and believes in Jurgen Klopp’s quality after an inconsistent 2020-21 season, commenting: “The manager and the staff are pushing us for this because they know our capacity, they know our quality.”
Fabinho also spoke of his desire to deliver the best that he can for the team, adding: “Personally, as I say, I want to be the best for the team, I want to be an important piece in this team – not just as a player but as a leader as well. Keep learning from the boys and the staff and be the best I can.”
With a return to the traditional season schedule this season following a congested 2020-21 campaign, the 27 year-old has also revealed that he has set a target of mounting title challenges in all competitions.
Explaining in full what his targets for the new season will entail, Fabinho said: “We know with these players we can go really far in all the competitions. In the last year we didn’t win any trophies, so I think everyone is hungry to win more trophies, win more things, to keep our fans happy.”
Since arriving on Merseyside, Fabinho helped Liverpool to the Champions League title in his first season, before winning the 2019 UEFA Super Cup and 2019-20 Premier League crowns.