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Fabinho could be Liverpool’s secret weapon in crowded Layvin Kurzawa transfer pursuit

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Fabinho could be Liverpool’s secret weapon in crowded Layvin Kurzawa transfer pursuit

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder played alongside the French full-back at Monaco.

Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on French defender Layvin Kurzawa, according to a report from Sport. 

The PSG defender is available on a free transfer in the summer with his contract expiring at the Parc des Princes. 

Liverpool are said to see Kurzawa as a potentially promising back up option to both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. 

Of course, there will be plenty of teams keen on a deal for Kurzawa. The report from Sport names Barcelona, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Napoli. 

So how could Liverpool have an advantage in the race to sign the Frenchman?

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Well, Jurgen Klopp’s men currently have a player in their ranks who once formed a decent defensive partnership with Kurzawa. 

Liverpool paid £43.7 million to sign Fabinho from Monaco in 2018, as reported by The Telegraph. 

 

He arrived at Liverpool to transform their midfield position. But when he first came to prominence at Monaco as a loanee from Rio Ave, he was often playing at right-back. 

On the other side, playing from left-back, was Kurzawa. 

The pair were team-mates at Monaco for two seasons before the Frenchman switched the principality for the capital in a reported (Metro) £20 million 2015 deal. 

They helped Monaco challenge PSG for the Ligue 1 title on two occasions and also reach the Champions League quarter-finals. As a full-back duo, they were fairly formidable, with Fabinho doing the more defensive duties, allowing Kurzawa to bomb forward and be an attacking threat. 

Liverpool will surely consider asking Fabinho to put in a good word with his former team-mate if they follow up their apparent interest this summer. 

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