With the departure of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and other midfielders under Klopp, Liverpool has stepped into a new era with new winds of players such as Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
While each has been active since the start of the Premier League season, there are rumors that Liverpool may move to further strengthen its midfield this winter. The first candidate is Brazilian midfielder Andre, who plays for Fluminense and was also available this summer.
A move to Europe did not materialize during this summer’s transfer window due to the fact that the Libertadores tournament was in full swing. However, the player said that he had promised his coach that he would not make the move, but explained the importance of being loyal to the club.
“There’s a lot of things, the last window I didn’t talk about it. It was a really I couldn’t refuse, the club, the league, every player dreams to play in a European big club, an European big league.”
“I decided to keep my word and stay, because when the January window closed, Diniz told me he wanted me until the end of the year, We didn’t know an offer like that would appear, and no matter what, I’d stay until December, months passed by. In European summer window, we were in the round of 16 of Libertadores, it was a really hard decision.”
“I think that if I’ve accepted that offer, I don’t know if I’d feel 100% comfortable with myself, because I gave my word to Diniz, and he values the word a lot, the honesty, he always talks that when we do the things the right way, good things happen.”
“In January he told me that, 100% sure, if I stayed. I’d play and my value would grow. I didn’t have to think about it, and to do it right, our team could be knocked in round of 16.”
“I had to take the decision, now getting to the final, everyone will say I took the right decision.”
“I think it was a gesture of loyalty staying and try to win the Libertadores. It was not important if we stayed or not, I’m 100% comfortable taking the decision to stay. Now he have to do everything to win this title. By the end of the year. I don’t know exactly what will happen, a lot of things can happen. I’m sure that, being here, everything went right. It helped me a lot as a person, and also helped my career, I got all the national team call-ups this year. I think that, as Diniz talked, when we do the right thing, be loyal and honest, good things always happen.”
Fluminense has already reached the final of the tournament, and a top-of-the-table clash with Boca Juniors awaits them on Sunday, November 5.
Will the 22-year-old midfielder be able to challenge Europe for the first time after winning the crown in South America?