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Fabinho bids farewell to Liverpool in the wake of completing move to Al-Ittihad

The 28-year-old Brazilian international spent five seasons at Anfield while being a key cog in the wheel under Jürgen Klopp and helping the Reds to major honors in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Roshn Saudi League giants Al-Ittihad have officially completed the signing of Liverpool star holding midfielder Fabinho, adding yet another top player from the European landscape across an impressive summer spend backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.

The 28-year-old Brazilian international spent five seasons at Anfield while being a key cog in the wheel under Jürgen Klopp and helping the Reds to major honors in both the Premier League and Champions League, but has opted to join the mass summer exodus to the top-flight of Saudi football.

The former AS Monaco and Real Madrid man will soon link up with Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kanté, and Jota as newcomers to King Abdullah Sports City before defending Al-Ittihad’s position as reigning league champions.

But as Fabinho sets off on the next chapter of his footballing story, the Campinas-born midfielder bid farewell to Liverpool in an official post on his personal X account, complete with highlights of what was an influential five years on Merseyside.

“Today I leave my home. It’s been five years wearing this jersey and always with the greatest honor and happiness possible.

Since day one at Liverpool, I’ve been embraced by everyone. What I saw inside this club, the relationship between the people there, made me feel like family. In these five years, I grew as a player, as a man, I made dreams come true… With that jersey, I won every title a player can dream of. Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup… Thanks to Liverpool, I reached my highest level and played a World Cup. Thanks to Liverpool, I fulfilled my dream of walking into a stadium with my son in my arms. Thanks to Liverpool, I played in the best stadium in the world, with the best atmosphere in the world, which is Anfield. Thanks to Liverpool, I lived the biggest match of my life, the comeback against Barcelona, which was only possible thanks to Anfield. That moment will always be in my memory.

You will never walk alone. #YNWA”

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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