Reports originating from France claim that Paris Saint-Germain officials are planning to approach their Liverpool counterparts ahead of this evening’s Champions League tie in the hope of trying to broker a deal for midfielder Fabinho.
Recent speculation has suggested that PSG boss Thomas Tuchel wants to recruit the 25-year-old during the January transfer window but Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp insists the former Monaco man is not available for transfer, especially not on a loan which has been mooted.
Commenting on the rumours, Klopp said: “Of course he will not leave. I don’t talk about transfers but nobody leaves here, it would be completely crazy.
“He doesn’t want to, it’s only just the crazy world out there that if they don’t play the last five games they open a transfer market. We are not involved in that.”
He added: “He was never one for the future. He played three of the last four or so, I’m not 100 per cent sure. He played, he did well, so it’s all good.
“Now it’s coming to the most intense period of the year, of the whole season, it’s unbelievable how many games we have and that’s good, we knew that before, and now he used the time to adjust to what we want him to do.
“It was really good, the last games he played – pretty much all good or better.”
Fabinho has made 9 appearances for Liverpool so far this season and could be deployed against Everton on Sunday as skipper Jordan Henderson is out due to suspension.
Meanwhile, Fabinho’s wife Rebeca Tavares has dimissed reports that her husband could be set for a Liverpool exit as “fake news”.