Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been identified as a weakness in the team and could be on his way out of the club, according to talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.
The Lowdown: Fabinho’s season so far
The 29-year-old then flew off to Qatar to take part in the World Cup with Brazil, but only ended up making one appearance.
With the league campaign set to resume in the coming days, Fabinho has found himself under the microscope for his domestic form.
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Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor had this to say about the midfielder ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League match against Aston Villa on Boxing Day.
“I don’t think Fabinho’s got the legs. You saw for Brazil, he only played one game.
“Whenever I watch him, he’s neat on the ball but doesn’t have that change of pace. I remember watching him against Man City last season at the Etihad and he just hasn’t got that extra yard.
“If I’m Aston Villa on Boxing Day, I’m using my players to get in and around Fabinho because he’s the one who can’t get the ball back.
“Liverpool need to improve a lot in the next six months to a year and I think that position needs someone who has got more legs. I think it’s a case of Liverpool maybe selling him.”
The Verdict: Fabinho still a key player for Liverpool
Last year, the midfielder put pen to paper on a new deal at Anfield, keeping him at the club until 2026.
Despite Agbonlahor’s criticism, Fabinho has shown how important he is for the team yet again this term, as he has the highest combined total of tackles and interceptions (41) at the club as well as one of the highest passing accuracy percentages (87.9%) in Klopp’s squad.
Taking all of this into account, we feel that even if the Brazilian has dipped in form this season, getting rid of him for good would be foolish.