Fabinho has received praise in abundance after his solid performance in defence against Chelsea on Sunday.
The midfielder slipped into the backline alongside Virgil van Dijk in the absence of usual first choice Joe Gomez. With a staggering 97% passing accuracy, four tackles and interceptions made and 5/8 long balls, Fabinho could be in contention for the Dutchman’s new partner (via Sofascore).
Should Fabinho partner Virgil Van Dijk at centre-back for Liverpool?
In fact, Jurgen Klopp has now named the defensive midfielder as his fourth choice centre-back, according to James Pearce.
Following this up, the official Liverpool Twitter has posted a highlight reel of Fabinho’s performance at Stamford Bridge at the weekend. Loads of Reds fans have flooded the comments of the video to heap praise on the £50.4million-valued Brazil international.
One Kopite has generously stated that Fabinho ‘outclasses Maguire’ at centre-back. Harry Maguire’s shift against Crystal Palace was a disappointing one as Manchester United lost 3-1 and the England international gave the ball away 10 times (via Sofascore).
Another Liverpool fan thinks the club’s No.3 put in a ‘masterclass performance’ against the Blues.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
That was a masterclass performance from Fabinho
— jayceon (@Whoop_Tweets) September 22, 2020
But the fact remains. Fabinho outclasses Maguire at CB.
— MIXO (@Shannon_mixo) September 21, 2020
— RobbehLeBobbeh (@robbehbobbehh) September 22, 2020
This guy is a rigid CB with plenty of forward vision to boot. I reckon Gomez and Matip might struggle to get a game once they’re fit
— Daz (@I_Run_Too_Much) September 22, 2020
Man was a wall yesterday. If he continues playing like this VVD Fab connection will go to history books. 🔴
— Virgil’s tweets (@tweetsvirgil) September 22, 2020
Fab pocketed Werner easily. That was some masterful performance
— M.doe #M.anigod (@ck_mdoe) September 22, 2020
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