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Journalist reveals Liverpool’s list of potential Fabinho replacements

Liverpool have a host of potential candidates lined up to replace the outgoing Fabinho this summer, according to Sky Sports journalist Melissa Reddy.

The Reds are certainly having a busy summer when it comes to midfield developments, with Alexis Mac Allister getting the ball rolling by arriving at Anfield from Brighton soon after the 2022/23 season ended.

Former RB Leipzig ace Dominik Szoboszlai has also made the move to Merseyside, however, in what represents two very exciting additions for Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

On the flip side, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all departed for free, following the expiration of their respective contracts, while both Fabinho and Jordan Henderson could be on their way to Saudi Arabia in the near future.

Writing on Twitter, Reddy revealed that Liverpool have various options when it comes to bringing in a successor to the latter in the coming weeks, with the Brazilian’s five-year stay with the Reds almost certainly coming to an end:

“Liverpool had been assessing longer-term candidates to replace Fabinho. Profile might shift as they’ll require an immediate starter.

“Among the names mooted have been Sofyan Amrabat, Ryan Gravenberch, Kalvin Phillips and Romeo Lavia… Moises Caicedo not on their list.”

Our verdict on Liverpool’s list of potential Fabinho replacements…

In truth, Lavia is arguably the only name mentioned who genuinely stands out as an exciting target, considering the 19-year-old Belgian was so impressive for Southampton last season, excelling in a defensive midfield role and having the vast majority of his career still ahead of him.

Sofyan Amrabat had an excellent 2022 World Cup with Morocco, but turns 27 this summer, while Kalvin Phillips is 28 later this year, and has suffered injury problems since joining Manchester City from Leeds United last summer.

Gravenberch remains a highly-rated young prospect, but he isn’t a No.6 and his first season as a Bayern Munich was underwhelming, making a move for him risky.

It is essential that Liverpool replace Fabinho with a both a tailor-made option and someone who is ready to shine in his place, considering the 29-year-old’s vast influence at his peak, when he was arguably the leading player in Europe his position.

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