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Liverpool boss Klopp: Coutinho and Firmino key to burning off Manchester clubs for Fabinho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed how they managed to win the signature of Fabinho.

Before Liverpool signed Fabinho, then with Monaco, he was the subject of keen interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City before he opted to join up with the Reds.

And Klopp has detailed how they managed to get the transfer over the line.

The manager said: "We just said what we had to say, what we think and what he will be for us and stuff like this.

"I think the best help was probably Bobby as they knew each other from the national team and for sure what Phil said about Liverpool because he loved and still loves Liverpool, so these kinds of things helped.

"I can't tell you exactly what I said to him, because it was so long ago, but it was obviously convincing enough and so it came together.

"When I met him first, he was a pretty shy boy and maybe he thought it would be best to be around a pretty vocal loud manager!"

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