Fabinho 'delighted' to sign new Liverpool contract till 2026

Stefan Bienkowski
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho believes the Anfield club is the ‘best place to be’ for him to continue developing, following his decision to agree a contract extension with the club.

The Brazilian midfielder still had two years left to run on his following deal, but has clearly been rewarded for his performances through the previous season.

During a gruelling campaign that saw Jurgen Klopp’s side struggle with unprecedented injuries, Fabinho was often tasked with playing in unfamiliar roles in midfield and in defence.

As such, Fabinho made no less than 42 appearances for the Anfield side in all competitions and came to be one of Klopp’s most dependable players.

And now it seems as though the midfielder has been rewarded for his efforts with a new five-year deal.

Klopp relied heavily on Fabinho last season due to injuries in defence

Klopp relied heavily on Fabinho last season due to injuries in defence

’Hopefully we will keep achieving good things’

"I'm delighted to have signed a new contract with the club," Fabinho told the club’s website.

"Since the beginning of the conversation, I was really positive about it because it's what I wanted – staying in this club, keep playing for Liverpool. Now this is official and I'm really happy.

"These last three seasons I've been really happy here. I learned a lot with the manager, with all the staff, with the boys as well.

"We achieved things together and for me I think it's the best place to be, the best place to keep growing, to keep learning from the staff, from the boys. Hopefully we will keep achieving good things."

He continued: "The manager and the staff are pushing us for this because they know our capacity, they know our quality.

"Personally, as I say, I want to be the best for the team, I want to be an important piece in this team – not just as a player but as a leader as well. Keep learning from the boys and the staff and be the best I can.

"We know with these players we can go really far in all the competitions. In the last year we didn't win any trophies, so I think everyone is hungry to win more trophies, win more things, to keep our fans happy. Hopefully we will do this this season."