After just two games of this season, Liverpool have already ticked off a win against one of their Premier League title rivals.
Chelsea, who have strengthened incredibly well this transfer window, hosted the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The highly-anticipated clash saw the Reds come face-to-face with Timo Werner, the transfer target they narrowly missed out on.
Should Fabinho partner Virgil Van Dijk at centre-back for Liverpool?
After the Blues saw Andreas Christensen sent off, Liverpool capitalised on the player advantage and slotted two past the west Londoners. Sadio Mane’s brace saw them claim all three points, earning them their second win of two games.
Whilst Mane and others were impressive in the victory, many Reds fans are going wild over the performance of Fabinho. The Brazilian, who is predominantly a defensive midfielder, shifted into defence alongside Virgil van Dijk for the Sunday clash.
According to FotMob, he completed the most amount of passes in the match (87), which earned him an impressive 96% accuracy rating.
Fabinho also boasted four interceptions, four tackles and he won 50% of his attempted duels (via Sofascore).
One supporter tweeted that the £39million signing had a ‘flawless’ game, whilst another think’s ‘he’s gotta partner Van Dijk’ moving forward.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
We really had the second best CB in the league in Fabinho playing in midfield, flawless game .. pic.twitter.com/t7kBadEDDH
— 20⏳ (@RockyKlopp) September 21, 2020
For me he’s gotta partner van dijk now
— Kieron White (@Kjw996) September 20, 2020
There is no competition he’s the best centre back after van dijk
— Umar Salim (@Umzsal) September 20, 2020
He was unbelievable, could easily have him there all year and just have Thiago, Henderson Gini/Keita playing every week
— 🐲 (@25LFC_) September 20, 2020
You can’t ignore that performance as a strong contender for the spot. Brick wall today
— Thiagooo (@NabyK8ta1) September 20, 2020
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