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Fan rant of the day: Liverpool shouldn’t sell this 25-year-old just six months into Anfield career



Fabinho Liverpool

It has barely been a few months into the season and some reports (h/t Mirror) suggest that Liverpool are to sell one of their summer signings.

Fabinho signed for the Reds from Monaco at the start of the season, but reports (h/t Mirror) claim that the Brazilian will be sold to help fund a move for Christian Pulisic.

The American is an amazing player and someone that Jurgen Klopp knows very well, however, it is a little surprising that Fabinho is the player being linked with a move.

The Reds have started the season well and are second in the league, but selling the Brazilian at this point doesn’t really make a lot of sense.

The 25-year-old needs time to adjust and it isn’t like Klopp to discard a player after a few months.

Jurgen Klopp & Xherdan Shaqiri

Granted Fabinho has looked a little slow compared to Premier League standards, but he was good in our 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade and seemed to do well in the 2-0 triumph over Fulham.

The Brazilian seems to be following the story of another player from last season to adjust to the league.

Andy Robertson barely got a game for the Reds during the initial months of last season. The Scot needed to learn how we played, but once he got in, there has been no stopping him.

Similar to Robertson, we are seeing the best of some players after spending more time under Klopp. Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner are two examples of that, and it is difficult seeing us drop either of them in our first-team.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool against Napoli

This is another problem for Fabinho, he can’t get regular minutes in the team to get better. Liverpool are stacked with midfield talent and even Naby Keita is finding it tough to get regular minutes.

Klopp stood by Loris Karius for two complete seasons before deciding to send him to Turkey.

The manager isn’t someone who makes a call quickly and there is no doubt Fabinho will stay at the club for a while.

If Liverpool want to make a statement signing in the winter window with Pulisic, the Reds should have the money to spend. After all, FSG broke the bank in bringing Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Keita and Fabinho this season.

Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool

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The 25-year-old was one of the key components in Monaco’s Ligue 1 win a few years ago, and in a team with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva, Fabinho was still important.

Liverpool have a quality player that will prove his ability, we just need to give him time.

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Bad news for Liverpool? Gary Neville claims Man City will have this advantage over the Reds during next two Premier League match days



Gary Neville

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims that Manchester City have an advantage over Liverpool in the next two rounds of the Premier League.

The Reds played before City in the last weekend and piled on the pressure after defeating Crystal Palace. City made light work of Huddersfield and will play before the Reds after the FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.

Neville was speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Express) and claimed playing first was preferable:

“[It makes] a big difference.

“It’s preferable.”

The Sky Sports pundit further claimed that during his playing days at United, the team felt playing first was an advantage. Getting the points first before their rivals was always preferred, according to Neville, and he believed City will put the pressure on Liverpool.

“Either go further in front or close the gap. There’s no doubt it’s a different type of pressure.

“City will absolutely want to be closing that gap to one point, and asking Liverpool have they got it in them to stand the pressure of playing the day after or two days after.”

Liverpool celebrate win over Crystal Palace

Liverpool players celebrate a win

City play Newcastle away a day before we host Leicester City. Pep Guardiola’s men then host Arsenal a day prior to us travelling to West Ham United.

The Premier League champions can cut the lead to just one point before we face Leicester, and it will be important for us to respond in the perfect manner, irrespective of City’s result.

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Liverpool haven’t dropped many points this season, and if we win these two Premier League games, the pressure will be back on our rivals as the race for the title heats up.

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“This makes me very happy”, “Extremely happy for him” – Some Liverpool fans excited as star Englishman returns to training in Dubai



Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool

Liverpool are off to the sunny shores of Dubai for a much-needed warm weather break. The Reds lead the Premier League but came off two tough wins in recent weeks.

The last one saw us just about defeat Crystal Palace at Anfield and a few players are doubtful for the clash against Leicester City.

Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are facing fitness issues, however, there was some good news for the Liverpool fans as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was caught training in Dubai.

The Englishman picked up an ACL injury in our Champions League tie against AS Roma last season and has not played for the side since.

The Reds have missed his driving runs and goals this season. Who knows what the team could have done if Liverpool had Oxlade-Chamberlain playing from the first game in this campaign!

It would be fantastic if we can have the Ox back for some games during the later stage of the season as we look to win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds hold a four-point lead over Manchester City and have some tough games remaining this season.

Several fans were excited over Ox’s training and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.

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“He sometimes sends me messages” – Virgil van Dijk cannot believe this Liverpool legend texts him prior to games



Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk in training

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has revealed that club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish messages the Dutchman before games.

Van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world and has helped the Reds to the top of the Premier League.

The Dutchman joined the Reds from Southampton last year and told about spoke about the King being open with Van Dijk:

“Kenny Dalglish gave me his mobile number in the very beginning and told me to ring him at any time.

“It is unbelievable when he sometimes sends me messages before games. That is what Liverpool is about.”

The defender added that on match-days he gets to meet many legends and learn more about the club’s history.

The Dutch defender has possibly been the best player for the Reds this season, and could reach legendary status, just like Kenny if he keeps doing the job at the back.

It isn’t just Van Dijk who has been great, the rest of the Liverpool back-four has been fantastic in most games. The Dutchman is an incredible presence at the back, and he seems to make players better if they play alongside him.

The Reds have one of the best defences in Europe, and should we keep things tight at the back, there is a chance of winning silverware under Jurgen Klopp.

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If the Dutchman helps us to the Premier League title, there is no doubt he would be considered as one of the best to have ever played for Liverpool.

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