LIVERPOOL ace Fabinho has accused Paris Saint-Germain of using dirty tricks to distract the Reds before their Champions League clash in November.
The Brazil international was linked with a move back to France with the story coming out around the time of the highly-anticipated group stages encounter.
Fabinho has accused PSG of using dirty tricks to distract Liverpool ahead of their Champions League encounter[/caption]
But when the 25-year-old missed Liverpool’s first eight Premier League games, rumours emerged claiming the Brazilian might look for first-time opportunities at Parc des Princes.
The former Monaco midfielder, however, insists he never considered leaving Anfield and implies that Champions League rivals PSG could have been behind the gossips.
Ahead of November’s clash, Fabinho was rumoured to be thinking of a loan move to PSG
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He told L’Equipe: “I never thought of going elsewhere.
“I know a lot of things were written in the newspapers, but it wasn’t true. What’s funny is that this PSG loan story came out just before our Champions League match [in November].
“And I had already experienced a similar story the day before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Monaco [in March 2018]. It’s a strange coincidence, isn’t it?”
Fabinho also revealed he had considered joining the Parisians before his Anfield switch but, despite holding talks with the club’s sporting director Antero Henrique, the move did not go through.
He added: “In fact, if I had to sign at PSG, it’s the year before it could have been done.
“They were very interested, I talked a lot with Antero and the club’s leaders, but it didn’t work.
“The year after, I did not wait for them… And then, I thought it was time to leave France.”
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