Fabinho hopeful of luring Mbappe to Liverpool


"It was a hard fight to convince him [Henderson] that he needed a holiday", said Klopp.

Liverpool's new midfielder Fabinho says his club can wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City while he tries to lure France star Kylian Mbappe to Anfield. As he's very young, I said "Okay, have two weeks holiday and then we'll speak and see". We have an excellent manager and a very good group.

The teenager appeared just once for England at the World Cup and, considering his age, the Liverpool boss will consider letting him come back earlier than originally planned.

"What France did was fantastic". The Liverpool manager had to order Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold to take a post-World Cup holiday after the England internationals requested an early return to pre-season training.

Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco for a fee of around £43.7m on a four-year-deal in May and the deal was officially made on July 21. "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", he said.

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Meanwhile, Klopp will not have midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the majority of the new season after he suffered multiple knee ligament damage during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against AS Roma in April and underwent successful surgery eight days later. I hope we are in a situation where we don't need to think about using these two against West Ham.

The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a transfer to Real Madrid who are chasing a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. 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".

Alisson was high up on Chelsea's list of goalkeeping targets but he is now a Red. Hopefully things will work out for me and I'll show what I am worth'.

The 55-team Nations League is the latest worldwide tournament to be added to the schedule, with nations competing in the group stages from September to November and the final to be held next June.