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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #200: Jul 05, 2018 09:40:16 pm
      Still not been assigned a number, I wonder if he's waiting for a player to soon depart to take his number? My money would be on Sturridge' 15.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #201: Jul 07, 2018 12:06:03 am
      Still not been assigned a number, I wonder if he's waiting for a player to soon depart to take his number? My money would be on Sturridge' 15.

      Maybe.

      Positionally he should take #6, Lovren #5 and then Gini could take something in the teens, but I guess that would be a little insulting to Gini who of course will still play a role in the squad/team this season.
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      Reply #202: Jul 07, 2018 12:26:33 am
      Maybe.

      Positionally he should take #6, Lovren #5 and then Gini could take something in the teens, but I guess that would be a little insulting to Gini who of course will still play a role in the squad/team this season.


      Doesn't work like that though. As long as he doesn't take a ridiculous number like Balotelli 45 and Markovic 50.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #203: Jul 07, 2018 12:31:02 am
      Doesn't work like that though. As long as he doesn't take a ridiculous number like Balotelli 45 and Markovic 50.

      Should take 23.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #204: Jul 07, 2018 12:34:09 am

      Thought he would have done actually.
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      Reply #205: Jul 07, 2018 12:34:24 am
      Doesn't work like that though. As long as he doesn't take a ridiculous number like Balotelli 45 and Markovic 50.

      Yup.
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      Reply #206: Jul 07, 2018 12:35:20 am
      Doesn't work like that though. As long as he doesn't take a ridiculous number like Balotelli 45 and Markovic 50.

      btw, in that training video today only one outfield player didn't take part in the 10v10 (besides Matip and Lallana who were out) - you guess it - Lazar.
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      Reply #207: Jul 07, 2018 12:36:15 am
      Thought he would have done actually.

      Carra should call around and tell him how he played CM, RB & CB.
      And it's available with Can f**ing off.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #208: Jul 07, 2018 01:02:42 am
      Guess we will get a good indication of what number vs Chester.
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      Reply #209: Jul 07, 2018 11:15:10 am
      Can't wait to see this guy. If he turns out like what people have said about him then he's going to be some player for us.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #210: Jul 07, 2018 11:32:39 am
      Will wear 3 for today’s game, still no number assigned for the season though so I think he’s definitely waiting for a player to leave.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #211: Jul 07, 2018 01:08:23 pm
      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fabinhos-wife-rebeca-tavares-reveals-14860550

      I am excited about Fabinho coming in, but I don't think this is a particularly good idea. She's excited about it I understand, but if things don't start well (like players needing time to settle in UK sometimes don't), she really doesn't want to have her neck stuck out on Twitter.



      Most scousers on twitter are already laughing their heads off at her tweets. I'd put her in charge of the club's official twitter account :laugh:
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #212: Jul 07, 2018 02:19:59 pm
      He’s been a huge success in my fifa campaign so expecting big things.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #213: Jul 09, 2018 12:08:15 am
      I've only watched 45 minutes of this lad in his first pre season game he's not up to speed on fitness or Klopp's style of play and the opposition was pants but in my opinion he already looks an upgrade on Can.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #214: Jul 09, 2018 08:29:39 pm
      Meet Liverpool’s new “apple of the eyes”, Rebeca Tavares
      Fabinho’s wife Rebeca Tavares, conquered reds fans less than two months after the brazilian’s announcement

      The sign of Fabinho left the world of Football surprised. Nobody in the press had not even a gossip about if midfielder would come to Anfield in the beggining of the transfer window. The sign was really celebrated by Liverpool’s fans, who saw in the brazilian a great replacement for Emre Can’s transfer to Juventus, projecting a strong midfield with Fabinho, Keita, Henderson and Milner fighting for two positions.

      Not one red fan could expect what was to come from Fabinho: his wife, a phenomenon called Rebeca Tavares. Dating since 2013 and married since 2015, Rebeca and Fabinho share, besides the couple’s life, the passion for football.

      That’s the main reason why Rebeca became an idol for many Liverpool fans. Since the announcement of Fabinho, she was showing knowlegde and happiness about moving to England. Many pictures were posted in Melwood. As if wasn’t enough, even after signing the contract and returning to Brazil on holidays, Rebeca kept posting the hashtags YNWA and Liverpool on her social networks. She went viral, especially because the happiness demonstrations seemed spontaneous.

      “Anybody that enjoy football already know Liverpool fans, their warmth, the atmosphere. And wherever I go, I like to live football. Here, the fans breath Liverpool. Now I can really enjoy everything football has to offer”, tells Rebeca, on an exclusive interview for Linha Esportiva.

      Besides football, Rebeca is also passionate about the social networks. She’s a huge enthusiast of the interaction with the fans. Therefore, many of her posts went viral.  She liked fans’ pictures, including one which Sergio Ramos, villain of the Reds after injurying Mo Salah on the Champions League final, was crying after being knocked out of the World Cup. Instagram Stories containing memes. Friendly conversations with fans on Instagram.  She is still surprised with the repercussion she gained on social networks, accumulating thousands of followers since Fabinho joined Liverpool.”Everything was surprising. I stay layed in bed with Fabinho, interacting with them, watching, laughing. It’s really fun. I don’t count the number of followers, it doesn’t really matter to me, but I know I got many since we arrived at Liverpool”, she says

      And the beauty’s passion for football isn’t only for being a fan. She also loves to play, as she signed for woman’s Monaco team while Fabinho played in the Ligue 1. Without knowing about this, the Reds were on fire when she published a wonder goal scored by her in a friendly match in Brazil – and recorded by the husband.  “Since I was little, I always carried a football on my backpack. I always played, on the streets, in school. And then I scored this goal, saw that Fabinho had recorded and thought “well, let’s post it”. But I wasn’t expecting that few minutes later it would be a hit on Twitter or on Instagram. I’m speechless. This warm welcome from the Liverpool fans is wonderful.”

      In order to improve the interaction, Rebeca reactivated  her Twitter account. In just a few days, she had more than 30 thousand followers, dying to know more about the “Liverpool’s new queen”.

      Fabinho, who also has a veryfied account, still hasn’t followed her on Twitter back then. And she was fast to respond the fans about the situation, with, obviously, a great sense of humour.

      She got so many fans for herself that one of them bought Liverpool’s new shirt with the number 10 in the back… and the name of R. Tavares! “I was impressed with all the affection demonstrations, but that was the most surprising. I was laughing out loud and told Fabinho “no way, this can’t be happening. I’m so glad they really liked me”.  I was trully happy. They feel real hard the club’s collors and I thank God for putting us in this amazing place”, Rebeca told.

      Rebeca also demonstrates charisma by speaking English. On Instagram stories, she speaks really well. In the typing conversations on Twitter, shows fluency on the language. She guarantees: “English always was my favourite language. Since I was 12, 13, I try to speak. When I married Fabinho and went to live in Monaco, I couldn’t speak French and I was always trying to speak English.”

      Rebeca and Fabinho joins a roster who demonstrates on social networks real character and unit. Dinners, friendly words from the teammates, one rooting for each ohet on Instagram Stories.. “This was one of the main reasons why we came here. It’s a family club and Fabinho and I are very close, we do all the things together. Liverpool gives us this atmosphere, this environment. Many players already came to us and told that as soon as the roster is complete (many of the players are playing the World Cup or on vacation) we will do lots of things together, really including us on the “Liverpool family”, tells Rebeca.

      Like we know, Internet is a place with a many of “trolls” and “haters”. What if Liverpool, or Fabinho himself, goes through a difficult phase.. Would that change Rebeca’s way of seeing Twitter and Instagram? “My intention is to keep interacting with them forever, during the whole season. Being wife of a public person doesn’t make me any different ou unreachable. I am prepared for “haters”, I know this day will come. When we are exposing ourselves, those things can happen. But I am going to ignore the bad people and pay attention on the people who really deserve”.

      YNWA, Rebeca! You already have a whole crowd walking by your side.

      http://www.linhaesportiva.com.br/meet-liverpools-new-apple-of-the-eyes-rebeca-tavares/

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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #215: Jul 10, 2018 07:19:13 am
      Will wear 3 for today’s game, still no number assigned for the season though so I think he’s definitely waiting for a player to leave.

      Here's hoping he wears 22
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #216: Jul 20, 2018 02:03:10 pm
      My job is to convince Kylian Mbappe to join me
      Kylian Mbappe, the world’s most wanted teenager, is as thrilled as Liverpool supporters with Jürgen Klopp’s summer transfer business.

      When Fabinho completed a £40 million transfer in May, France’s superstar  - a former Monaco teammate  - led the applause.

      “Kylian sent me a text message congratulating me on going to Liverpool,” revealed Fabinho.

      “I have not had the chance to congratulate him yet on what he did winning the World Cup. What France did was fantastic. What Mbappe did in two years of professional football is amazing. He is a phenomenon and needs to be congratulated. As soon as I have the chance I will.”

      The charm offensive will not end there.

      “He has already said for the next season he will remain at PSG, but I will try slowly to convince him to come to Liverpool.”

      There was a wry smile and laugh from Fabinho when adding that remark so it would be wise for Liverpool fans not to be overly optimistic about his powers of persuasion. That said, north west England is guaranteed a reunion of one of the most exciting French teams of recent years.

      Another two member of the majestic Monaco team of 2017 - Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy - are settled at Manchester City. They are in possession of what Fabinho wants – a Premier League winners medal.

      “I have been able to get in touch with (Mendy and Silva) and we have spoken quite often. Mainly Bernardo Silva,” he said.

      “I told him although we are friends, when we play each other maybe I will be a bit harsh on him! I am pleased they are playing in England and we will be living close by. Off the pitch we are very good friends, but on the pitch is a different story.

      “In the past I have never had the chance to play against a team which had a good friend of mine playing for them. But I am sure near to those matches we can exchange some text messages.

      “We have a very good team and we will be able to fight for the title. I have just started with my team mates and I understand we have excellent players. We have an excellent manager and a very good group. I understand City are the champions and produced excellent football last season, but we will do our best to get the title from them and make everyone here happy.”


      Fabinho has pedigree. He left Sao Paulo in Brazil as a teenager, initially to Portugal but then a year’s loan to Real Madrid. His last five years have been in France, a key part of the Monaco team that reached the Champions League semi-final.

      “When I went to Real Madrid I was only 18 or 19 years old. It was my first year as a professional footballer. I was very young,” he explained.

      “I had the good luck to have the experience of training with fantastic football players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ozil, Modric, and I also played for Real Madrid B.

      “That was a fantastic experience because it was my first international experience as a football player and taught me a lot as a football player. But now, coming to one of the top clubs in Europe like Liverpool, of course, I will carry on my learning.

      “When I became aware of Liverpool’s interest I was very excited. I tried to focus on the end of the season with Monaco, but when you are aware a club of Liverpool’s dimension is interested in your services, obviously it touches you. I tried to play my best for my team, trying to come 2nd in the French league, but obviously you think about it.

      “I watched and followed Liverpool last season because the way they played was very exciting – their quick transitions, the counter-attacking, the way they played from the defence to the opposition net, it was fantastic to watch. We have to carry on that way this season.”


      A deep playing midfielder, Fabinho will be competing with skipper Jordan Henderson. Henderson’s initial absence – Klopp has confirmed it is unlikely he will feature against West Ham on the opening weekend – gives the new recruit a chance to make an immediate impression.

      “Henderson – he did an excellent World Cup,” said Fabinho.

      “If he comes later on or not, it doesn't count that much because I will have to apply myself.

      “I can play wherever the manager wants. He has already said that he can use me in various positions. Last season when I was at Monaco, when we had the need for me to defend, I used to stay back and my team-mates would attack. If the same thing happens here, I don't mind whether I have to defend or attack. If they need a leg up front, I'm also happy to go up there as well. If they need a leg behind, I'll assist behind.”


      Klopp says there will be a period of acclimatisation. A feature of last season was Andy Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shining after three months of adjustment.

      “You have seen it a little bit with Fabinho that he needs to settle,” said Klopp.

      “He’s a little bit too deep between the centre halves. We do it differently to Monaco. You can push him into position but because it’s natural for him moments later he’s again deep. That shows he needs time to adapt to different styles.”

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/07/19/fabinho-interview-tried-convince-kylian-mbappe-join-liverpool/

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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #217: Jul 24, 2018 12:51:20 pm
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      Fabio Henrique Tavares, more commonly known as Fabinho, began his youth career with Fluminense in his native Brazil. Despite not making a single appearance in the first team, he moved on to Primeira Liga side Rio Ave, who then immediately loaned him out to Real Madrid Castilla.

      After one season with the renowned Real B team, featuring one appearance for Real themselves, he was again loaned out, this time to French side Monaco. After two successful year-long loan spells in the south of France, Fabinho finally confirmed a permanent move in the summer of 2015. Still only 21, he signed a five-year deal with the Monegasques.

      In five seasons with Monaco, the Brazilian international – he has won four caps, although missed out on the squad that went to the World Cup this summer – made 225 appearances and scored 29 goals. That represents a decent return from a player who arrived at the club as a right-back; his conversion into a defensive central midfielder by head coach Leonardo Jardim came about after the sale of Geoffrey Kondogbia to Inter Milan. Now 24, he is a versatile operator who brings strength and no little potential to Anfield, where he will be hoping to add to the sole piece of silverware – the 2016/17 Ligue 1 title – he won with Monaco.



      Tactical analysis
      Fabinho’s main strength in possession is his ability to turn defence into attack within his first few touches. His direct passing (see above) will suit the forward movements of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Liverpool a team that always looks to transition forward quickly. If a direct pass isn’t available, then Fabinho is more than capable of protecting, and will use his tall frame – he stands 6ft 2ins – to shield the ball away from harrying opponents. This will be especially usefully when up against the aggressive counter-pressing midfielders Liverpool will face when playing teams such as Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur.

      Although he isn’t a player with an obvious, consistent weakness, Fabinho isn’t as aggressive when defending set-pieces as one might hope. Despite his size, he is susceptible to decoy runs and losing his marker through well-timed blocking movements inside the penalty area. He should win more of his aerial duels from corners and deeper free-kicks than he does, as he is more than comfortable in the air and is a powerful operator when challenging central midfielders in the air at goal-kicks or passes from deep in the central lane.

      Fabinho’s recovery runs might also be improved, especially if he needs to cover a teammate over an increased running distance (below) – despite his elongated stride pattern, he isn’t the quickest when tracking back. He will, however, make up for this with a high ball-winning ratio. He tackles hard and uses his stature to impose himself on opposition midfielders. More often than not, he wins the battle.



      Role at new club
      Despite starting out as a right-back, Fabinho was often considered too tall, and thus unable to quickly change direction against small and agile wingers. Therefore, his move to defensive midfield as a traditional number six made sense, especially as it adds extra height to the central lane of the pitch when out of possession. This is ideal in helping to protect the central defence from direct long balls forward – which Fabinho can expect as part of life in the Premier League.

      It is highly anticipated that Fabinho will be deployed as the number six at Anfield, just in front of the central defence and behind another new Anfield recruit in the more attack-minded Naby Keita (below). It is a real possibility that head coach Jürgen Klopp could soon add more fresh faces to what could be a completely new-look Liverpool central midfield for the new season.



      Should Liverpool need full-back cover – most likely for a marauding Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right (above) – then Fabinho is more than capable of providing defensive cover during periods of transition, although he may struggle over long distances.

      Additionally, his ability to look and drive forward during deep counter-attacks was integral as Monaco won the French title in 2017. This will no doubt play a part in Liverpool’s tactics under Klopp – particularly in European matches, as they look to quickly transition into attack from their own half. Against lesser sides who might deploy a congested low block, Fabinho can help sustain possession for longer spells, perhaps offering more control under pressure than James Milner or club captain Jordan Henderson.

      https://www.coachesvoice.com/premier-league-liverpool-fabinho/

      Just come across this site and thought I'd be kind enough to share with you guys :) Pretty much a re-cap of what we know, but very good read from a professional coach perspective if you guys haven't seen Fabinho play yet!

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      Fabinho’s main strength in possession is his ability to turn defence into attack within his first few touches. His direct passing (see above) will suit the forward movements of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

      Haven't really seen his much of his direct play yet, I suspect the more confident and comfortable he gets, I reckon we could see some long through balls from him often.
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      Re: Fabinho Player Thread
      Reply #218: Jul 26, 2018 10:15:16 am
      Looked very slow yesterday makes Can look like Salah.

      Hopefully it's a lack of match fitness but a bit worrying.
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      Reply #219: Jul 26, 2018 11:46:43 am
      Looked very slow yesterday makes Can look like Salah.

      Hopefully it's a lack of match fitness but a bit worrying.

      I agree one of the Citeh players destroyed him for pace in one move but it was towards the end of the half and he looked absolutely spent, he surely can't be that slow normally otherwise its a bit of an issue, especially for a DM. On the other hand I have not noticed him being slow before so I think it was a one-off.
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      Reply #220: Jul 26, 2018 12:16:11 pm
      Looked very slow yesterday makes Can look like Salah.

      Hopefully it's a lack of match fitness but a bit worrying.

      Noticed that too, imagine it'll be the high intensity training on top of everything else, should be fine by match day one
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      Reply #221: Jul 26, 2018 12:38:43 pm
      We probably won't see a quicker Fabinho in the coming season, that's pretty much what we'll get. Once he gets fitter and sharper, he will anticipate/read the opposition attack better, but he is no Hendo in terms of athleticism.



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      Reply #222: Jul 26, 2018 03:15:31 pm
      We probably won't see a quicker Fabinho in the coming season, that's pretty much what we'll get. Once he gets fitter and sharper, he will anticipate/read the opposition attack better, but he is no Hendo in terms of athleticism.





      Not sure of that i bet you Fabinho is quicker than Henderson and especially from a standing start, although if you mean Henderson as a running machine then not many can keep going all game like he does.

      Well apart from Jimmy  ;D
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      Reply #223: Jul 26, 2018 03:43:58 pm
      Not sure of that i bet you Fabinho is quicker than Henderson and especially from a standing start, although if you mean Henderson as a running machine then not many can keep going all game like he does.

      Well apart from Jimmy  ;D


      I am actually not sure who is quicker between Hendo and Fabinho tbh, but I think Hendo is stronger and more aggressive and would have used that to his advantage on the City player to slow him down.
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      Reply #224: Jul 26, 2018 03:45:57 pm
      I am actually not sure who is quicker between Hendo and Fabinho tbh, but I think Hendo is stronger and more aggressive and would have used that to his advantage on the City player to slow him down.

      Yeah probably.

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