Liverpool Football Club finds itself at a crossroads as they evaluate a £40 million bid for their talented midfielder, Fabinho. The offer, coming from Al-Ittihad, one of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund-owned clubs, has caused a stir within the Liverpool camp, resulting in Fabinho's exclusion from the squad traveling to their training camp in Germany.
In response to the "serious, official" bid, Liverpool engaged in internal discussions before ultimately deciding, in consultation with Fabinho, to remove him from the squad that departed on Saturday. This unexpected development has sparked speculation about the player's future and the potential impact on Liverpool's midfield dynamics.
Meanwhile, Liverpool's captain, Jordan Henderson, finds himself in a different situation. Despite rumors linking him to a reported £700,000-a-week offer from Al-Ettifaq, managed by former teammate Steven Gerrard, Henderson has joined the squad for the training camp, as no official bid has been made for him thus far.
As the transfer window progresses, Liverpool faces the challenge of weighing the financial aspects of the offer against Fabinho's importance to the team's midfield structure. The coming days will reveal how the club navigates this situation and the potential impact on their squad composition for the upcoming season.