Silva backs Fabinho to shine at Liverpool

Thiago Silva backed Fabinho to settle in quickly at Liverpool and in the Premier League.

Fabinho playing for Monaco   -  AFP

Liverpool signing Fabinho will have no problems adapting to the Premier League, according to Brazil defender Thiago Silva.

Fabinho's move to Anfield from Monaco – for a reported €50million – was confirmed on Monday.

The 24-year-old, a four-time Brazil international, has spent the past five seasons in Ligue 1, helping Monaco to the title in 2016-17.

Silva believes Fabinho will need little time to settle in to life in the Premier League, while talking up his versatility.

"First of all, I think that [Fabinho] is really smart. He's a really technical player and I'm sure that he will adapt to the Premier League as soon as he arrives," he told a news conference in London on Tuesday.

"He changed his position at Monaco, he was a right-back, now he's a midfielder.

"I don't know how [manager Jurgen] Klopp is thinking about using him but I think he can help Liverpool in both ways."

Fabinho made 34 league appearances for Monaco last season, scoring seven goals and providing three assists.

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