Honours: Premier League (2020), Champions League (2019), UEFA Super Cup (2019)
Fabinho, full name Fabio Henrique Tavares, is a versatile player who usually operates in midfield but is comfortable in defence, too.
Following a transfer from AS Monaco in May 2018, the Brazil international has become a cornerstone of Jürgen Klopp’s champion side, helping the Reds to Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup glory.
Klopp preached patience when it came to Fabinho’s adaption to English football after five campaigns in Ligue 1.
He had to bide his time for a chance to stake his claim for a sustained run in Liverpool’s XI but, having made a breakthrough of sorts in October 2018, the man assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has described as the team’s ‘lighthouse’ did not look back.
Fabinho’s debut season on Merseyside ended with 41 appearances to his name and a Champions League winner’s medal after he played in the final victory against Tottenham Hotspur.
After beginning 2019-20 in formidable form, an ankle injury sustained in November forced him to be ruled out until the New Year.
But Fabinho returned to help the Reds add the Premier League title to the Super Cup and Club World Cup silverware earned before Christmas.
The No.3 made his 100th appearance for the club in December 2020.