Adrian Clarke looks at players who impressed in 2018/19 and can continue to go from strength to strength in 2019/20.
The 25-year-old was comfortably Liverpool’s best central midfielder during the second half of a wonderful campaign in which they amassed 97 points.
Efficient in and out of possession, Fabinho looks set to develop into even more of a key figure in 2019/20.
Sitting in front of the back four, the player signed from Monaco stops service into opposing strikers and regains possession with tackles and interceptions, while probing when on the ball from central areas.
In a side packed with energy, drive and movement, he offers important balance with his restraint, rarely being drawn out of position.
Liverpool won 17 and drew four of Fabinho’s 21 Premier League starts, so Klopp may regret that he only used him as a second-half substitute in January's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.
Fabinho’s distribution has become increasingly important.
Many of Liverpool’s best attacks begin with Fabinho releasing the ball quickly into advanced or wide areas.
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After a slow start, Fabinho has become a mobile and versatile performer for Klopp.
Now coming into his prime at 25, he will be central to Liverpool’s continued progress as they seek to go one better in the league in 2019/20.