The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with Juventus and AC Milan just five months after joining the Reds
Liverpool manager has been left ‘baffled’ by transfer speculation linking Fabinho with a move away from the club, according to reports.
The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with possible moves to Juventus and AC Milan just five months after arriving at Anfield.
But Klopp is certain the summer signing is going nowhere.
Fabinho, 25, joined Liverpool from Monaco in July as part of a deal that could eventually be worth more than £40million.
But he has failed to nail down a regular place in the first-team and rumours have been doing the rounds he could be set to leave Merseyside after just half a season.
Reports in Italy have suggested both Juventus and AC Milan are interested in the defensive midfielder, who has shown glimpses of why he was brought to the club in his seven appearances so far.
But, according to the Liverpool Echo, manager Klopp has been stunned by the rumours and insists he has a long-term plan for the Brazil international.
The report explains the German boss knew Fabinho would take time to adapt to his playing style and the pace of the Premier League.
While fans might be puzzled why the summer arrival has only made three league appearances, Klopp is being patient and knows it will soon pay off as the Brazilian acclimatises to life and football in England.
It is also claimed there is unlikely to be any significant outgoings from the club in January.
Liverpool allowed Philippe Coutinho to leave to Barcelona this time last year, with Virgil van Dijk arriving in the same transfer window, but Fabinho will definitely not be departing Merseyside and it’s unlikely any regular first-team players will either.