Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has told UOL Esporte that he does not want to leave Anfield, despite recent links with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Fabinho has had to remain patient for opportunities in a Liverpool shirt following his €50 million summer transfer from Monaco.
The Brazil midfielder has made just six starts for the Merseyside club this season, sparking speculation about a return to France.
“I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I’d like to leave Liverpool,” Fabinho said. “I knew I would need to have patience to wait for my moment.
“I’m happy at Liverpool. There is no reason for me to leave.”
It took until late-October for Jurgen Klopp to hand Fabinho, a defensive midfielder, his first start in the Premier League.
“He didn’t give me a lot of explanations but I talked in training so I wouldn’t be discouraged and to stay focused on my work, without letting my head drop,” Fabinho added. “I knew it was a passing moment.
“I didn’t keep moaning and crying. I tried to work because I knew opportunities would come. Now I just want to increase my number of games.”