Fabinho wants France's Fekir to join him at Reds

Hopefully, on a personal level, I'm able to win titles.

He has made more than 200 appearances for the club in all competitions and played a key role in their triumphant 2016/17 Ligue 1 campaign.

Fabinho will be looking to help Liverpool FC challenge for the Premier League title next season after the Reds finished fourth in the table this term.

"We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think", said Klopp.

"He is tactically very strong and football smart".

Playing for Leipzig in a Champions League group stage match against Monaco, Keita came face to face with Fabinho and certainly won the contest, leaving the Brazilian sprawling behind him before slotting the ball into the Monaco net.

The Liverpool new boy has four caps for Brazil but missed out on a place in the Selecao's World Cup squad.

Much of his best work is exactly what you would expect from a player in this position: he ranked very highly in Ligue 1 last season for duel success, tackles won and aerial dominance.

The 24-year-old right-back/defensive midfielder will cost the Reds approximately £45million with a further £5million possible in add-ons.

"If he comes, it will be good too".

Liverpool fans were concerned when the Brazilian left but the team actually managed well enough without him, and now it looks like they could be about to sign his replacement.

Aulas believes, with Fekir a likely France starter at the World Cup, it could increase his value, but Liverpool will push hard in the next few days in the hope of convincing Lyon.

Liverpool's Fabinho has been praised by Brazil captain Thiago Silva.

"We will certainly know more after the World Cup". Fekir curled an early free-kick just wide and Corentin Tolisso struck the post for the French in a first half held up at one point by a pitch invader who gave chasing security staff the runaround on the sodden surface. "He's also hesitating about whether he wants to play in the Champions League with Lyon".

"As of today, we have nothing of the sort".