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Report: Fabinho set for long-term contract extension

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer Fabinho a bumper new long-term contract at the club, according to ESPN.

Fabinho, 27, has three years currently remaining on his existing deal but Liverpool are determined to secure the Brazilian’s services beyond that expiration date.

The former Monaco midfielder has proven himself one of Jurgen Klopp’s most integral players having recently filled the central defensive void currently vacated following the loss of Virgil van Dijk due to an ACL injury.

Fabinho’s current deal is set to keep him at Anfield until he is 29, so any deal beyond that means that Liverpool will tie him down at Anfield well beyond the peak years of his career which is excellent news for Kopites.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – OCTOBER 21: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Fabinho of FC Liverpool and Razvan Marin of Ajax Amsterdam battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Ajax Amsterdam and Liverpool FC at Johan Cruijff Arena on October 21, 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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If these reports are deemed to be true then it could be one of Liverpool’s smartest financial deals this season.

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Fabinho has proven himself an indispensable asset as not only is he one of the best holding midfielders in world football but he is also more than a viable cover option in defence making him one of the most versatile players at Klopp’s disposal.

 

Securing Fabinho well into the latter years of his career is a smart move as it will keep European rivals at arm’s length when it comes to the inevitable transfer speculation in the future.

Reds fans will certainly hope for many more years of success with Fabinho at the Anfield helm. Ever since his arrival in 2018, Liverpool have become a much stronger force and have secured two of the biggest prizes in club football along the way.

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