Fabinho is the first of four Liverpool need, claims pundit

Date published: Tuesday 29th May 2018 9:11 - Joe Williams

Liverpool’s new signing Fabinho “ticks all the boxes” but Jurgen Klopp needs to sign three more players, according to former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino.

The Reds completed the signing of the Brazilian for £43.7million on Monday with rumours that Lyon’s Nabil Fekir and Roma’s Alisson could follow him in the door this summer.

And Cascarino has identified three positions that Liverpool need to strengthen if they are to compete at the top of the Premier League next season.

On signing Fabinho, Cascarino told talkSPORT: “He ticks all the boxes.

“He can be a holding midfielder, he can be versatile and you can play him in other positions like at full-back.

“But, one thing, he’s got great stats, robbing possession, keeping the ball. I think he’s very similar to Fernandinho, you know that slim build, he was part of that fantastic Monaco team last year that got literally dismantled.

“A great addition to the squad. He’ll tick a lot of boxes.

“And I think Liverpool’s rebuilding is, I say easy, ‘cause it’s never easy, I mean easy in the sense that [Manchester City boss] Pep Guardiola last year knew he needed a keeper and two full-backs.

“Liverpool’s is quite simple. They need a goalkeeper, a centre-half, a centre forward and certainly a midfielder – the midfielder’s the first in the door. And he’s probably gonna have two because Naby Keita is gonna be coming to the club as well.

“The Liverpool move and change is happening now and it will be very interesting to see how many they do get in.”


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