Liverpool has announced the departure of Brazilian international Fabinho, with the midfielder joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
The 29-year-old made 219 appearances for the Reds after joining for a reported £39m deal from Monaco in 2018.
He scored eleven goals and recorded nine assists, winning six major honours in six seasons at the club.
“Fabinho Tavares has today completed a permanent transfer to Al-Ittihad after five years with the Reds,” a club statement said.
“We would like to thank Fabinho for all of his contributions to the club’s successes during the last five years.”
The midfielder also posted a heartfelt message to Liverpool and its fans on Twitter.
“Today, I leave my home. It’s been five years wearing this jersey, and always with the greatest honour and happiness possible.
“Since day one at Liverpool, I’ve been embraced by everyone. What I saw inside this club, the relationship between the people there, made me feel like family. In these five years, I grew as a player, as a man, I made dreams come true… With that jersey, I won every title a player can dream of. Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup…
“Thanks to Liverpool, I reached my highest level and played in the World Cup. Thanks to Liverpool, I fulfilled my dream of walking into a stadium with my son in my arms. Thanks to Liverpool, I played in the best stadium in the world, with the best atmosphere in the world, which is Anfield.
“Thanks to Liverpool, I lived the biggest match of my life, the comeback against Barcelona, which was only possible thanks to Anfield. That moment will always be in my memory. I love what this crowd represents for the club. This love relationship between the club and the fans has always impressed me.
“And I can say without fear that “You’ll never walk alone”, after that match, alongside our fans, was the most defining moment of my career with Liverpool. I say this with a heart full of joy: I love this club.
“Thank you, Reds, for everything we’ve experienced together. You will never walk alone. #YNWA ❤️🙏🏾”.
Fabinho is Al-Ittihad’s fourth big player from Europe this summer. He follows Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Jota to the Saudi Pro League champions.