Players - Fabinho Tavarez

Fabinho Tavarez
Birthdate: 23 October 1993
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
Other clubs: Rio Ave (2012-15), Real Madrid (loan 2012-13), Monaco (loan 2013-15, transfer 2015-18)
Bought from: Monaco
Signed for LFC: £43.7m, 01.07.2018
International debut: 07.06.2015 vs. Mexico
International caps: 12/0 (8 at LFC) - 19.11.2019
Liverpool debut: 18.09.2018
Last appearance: 24.09.2020
Debut goal: 26.12.2018
Last goal: 24.06.2020
Contract expiry: 30.06.2023
Win ratio: 70.24% W:59 D:11 L:14
Honours: Champions League 2019, European Super Cup 2019, Premier League 2019/20
League games / goals / assists: 58 / 3 / 5
Total games / goals / assists: 84 / 3 / 6

Player Profile

The Brazilian known simply as Fabinho agreed a deal to join Liverpool within days of the Champions League final defeat in Kiev in May 2018, providing a boost to disappointed fans. Fabinho was born in Sao Paulo in 1993, but his first professional club was Rio side Fluminese. He left there for Rio Ave Portugal in June 2012 without making a first-team appearance. However, after just a month in northern Portugal, he was loaned to Real Madrid's reserve side Castilla for 2012/13 and made and towards the end of the season even made an appearance for the Spanish giants in La Liga. 

A loan deal was then agreed for Fabinho to join Monaco for the 2013-14 season and this was then extended for him to say here in 2014-15. This moved was then made permanent in 2015 and he signed a four-year deal. That same summer he was selected for the Brazilian national side for the first time and named in their Copa America squad. A defensive midfielder who can play in either full-back position, Fabinho's versatility was a factor in Jürgen Klopp's decision to sign him with Emre Can's contract expiring in June 2018. Despite not being an attacking player, he scored an impressive 23 goals in 167 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco over five years. He agreed terms on 28 May 2018 and became a Liverpool player on 1 July. Coming to terms with Klopp's intense fitness and training methods, Fabinho had to be patient and didn't feature at all until coming on as an injury-time substitute against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on 18 September. The following week he made his first start in a League Cup tie against Chelsea. Although he had to wait for his chance, by the end of the season Fabinho had arguably established himself as the first midfield name on Klopp's teamsheet

After making his first league start at Huddersfield on 19 October Fabinho featured in all except two of the remaining 29 games, scoring his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day. Able to dominate the midfield, his ability to intercept and make a simple pass to a teammate that could drive the team forward was a key factor in Liverpool's near-miss in the title race and European triumph. His versatility was also such that when Virgil Van Dijk was suspended against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout stage, Fabinho was selected to fill in at centre-back. When the season ended, eyebrows were raised that he wasn't part of Brazil's Copa America squad alongside compatriots Alisson and Robert Firmino.

Fabinho continued to impress in Liverpool's engine room in the 2019/20 campaign and also absolutely belted in two long-range shots; in the crucial clash with Manchester City at Anfield where he bossed the midfield and in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, the day before Chelsea's guaranteed the title for the Reds by beating City 2-1. Klopp was pleased with his progress: "He plays like he played at Monaco, but he needed time to adapt. A really smart footballer and full of quality. These things are difficult to learn. It's about all his game intelligence. It helps all of us."
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 58 3 2 19 2 84
2018-2019 28 1 1 11 0 41
2019-2020 28 2 0 8 1 39
2020-2021 2 0 1 0 1 4
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
7 Chelsea
5 Arsenal
4 Napoli
4 Manchester City
4 Wolves
4 Manchester United
3 Southampton
3 West Ham United
3 Everton
3 Newcastle United
3 Burnley
3 Tottenham
3 Watford
3 Bournemouth
3 Crystal Palace
2 Bayern Munich
2 Fulham
2 Genk
2 Barcelona
2 Porto
2 Atletico Madrid
2 Norwich City
2 Leicester City
2 Cardiff City
2 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Aston Villa
1 Lincoln City
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Sheffield United
1 Leeds United
1 Shrewsbury Town
1 Paris St Germain
1 Salzburg
1 Red Star Belgrade
Total Started/substitutions
64 Started
10 On the bench
20 Substitute
7 Substituted
Total Competition
58 Premier League
18 Champions League
3 FA Cup
2 League Cup
2 Community Shield
1 European Super Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
2018-2019 1 0 0 0 0 1
2019-2020 2 0 0 0 0 2
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
2 Started
1 Substitute
Total Competition
3 Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play
Assists per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 0 1 0 6
2018-2019 2 0 0 0 0 2
2019-2020 3 0 0 1 0 4
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's assists
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18.09.2018 Paris St Germain Anfield Europe
50 22.09.2019 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 85 26.12.2018 Newcastle United Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2012-2013 Spain 2 30 2 30 2
Real Madrid 2012-2013 Spain 1 1 0 1 0
AS Monaco 2013-2014 France 1 26 0 31 1
AS Monaco 2014-2015 France 1 36 1 53 2
AS Monaco 2015-2016 France 1 34 6 47 8
AS Monaco 2016-2017 France 1 37 9 56 12
AS Monaco 2017-2018 France 1 34 7 46 8
Total 198 25 264 33