Fabinho calls on Nabil Fekir to join him at Liverpool as new signing reveals how Brazil team-mate Roberto Firmino convinced him to make Anfield move
Liverpool new boy Fabinho has wasted no time settling into his new surroundings by calling on Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir to join him in making the move to Anfield.
The Brazilian midfielder completed his £44m move to the Premier League club on Monday night as Jurgen Klopp begins his summer revamp.
Sportsmail revealed this week that Liverpool are set to begin negotiations with French international Fekir this week.
Liverpool new boy Fabinho has wasted no time settling into his new surroundings
The Brazilian midfielder has called on Lyon’s Nabil Fekir to join him at Anfield this summer
And Fabinho is keen to link up with him in a red shirt: ‘He is a very good player, of international level,’ he told RMC Sport.
‘In Ligue 1, it is not only this season that he has demonstrated things. For a few years he has shown his quality. If he comes, it will be good too.’
Fekir was in action for France on Monday night, scoring in a 2-0 win over Ireland in Paris as they began their preparations for the World Cup.
While Fabinho gets ready to settle into his new surroundings, he has revealed how one international team-mate helped convince him to make the move.
Fabinho completed his £44m move to the Premier League club on Monday night
Fabinho is the first player to join Liverpool this summer as Jurgen Klopp plans a revamp
‘I spoke by phone with (Roberto) Firmino. I know him personally, I have been in the national team with him.
‘I was able to talk with the coach as well, with people working at the club. They gave me a lot of confidence, they showed me that they really wanted me. When we met, everything went very well.
‘I spoke with people from the club, with the coach (Jurgen Klopp), which gave me a lot of confidence. I wanted to go to a club that really wanted me, which showed great interest. With all that, it was easy to say yes.’
Klopp is set to pursue an aggressive and swift transfer policy, with Roma goalkeeper Alisson also thought to be in his sights this summer.
Fekir was in action for France on Monday, scoring in a 2-0 win over Ireland in Paris