Liverpool travel to The Emirates to take on Arsenal at the weekend and whilst the stats may be in their favour from previous clashes, it will be interesting to see who Jurgen Klopp plays in midfield for the clash. Fabinho is coming to form now after signing back in May, but it could be a game for the tried and tested Jordan Henderson, although the fans are calling for the former.
Jordan Henderson is rumoured to be eyeing a return against Arsenal, but who would you start against the Gunners?
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 30, 2018
Fabinho has shown in his last few games that he is more than just a defensive colossus capable of winning the ball back and hoofing it. He is a seasoned professional and the way he carries himself on a football pitch simply oozes class. Whether his team is in or out of possession he looks assured in himself and it will be no surprise to see him start at The Emirates and show the likes of Granit Xhaka how a real midfielder plays.
His days in Monaco saw him start out as a right-sided full-back, and what he will have learnt bombing up and down the right flank will have been a valuable lesson as he transferred to being a midfielder. When he first joined Anfield the fans will have expected him to play as a defensive midfielder but it seems clear that he’s more than capable of being a box-to-box man who can spray passes forward and turn defence into attack quickly.
You can read The Kopites’ calls for Fabinho to start here:
I wouldn’t start Hendo. Fabinho is a class above, and the team selection should reflect that. Hard to win stuff with players of Hendos quality being first teamers in a vital position on the pitch i think.
— Tor Ove Holmen (@toroholmen) October 30, 2018
Fabinho stays in the team, no debate
— NotoriousNaby (@LFCCass) October 30, 2018
Fabinho without the shadow of a doubt , don't know why though maybe it's the new player syndrome or the skill set he possesses in his repertoire
— boneles_kop (@bbot_i) October 30, 2018
Do like Hendo but Fabinho looks like he’s hitting his stride so should keep playing. But I did think that about Shaq too and he didn’t play at weekend so who knows
— Lebowski (@Dean__Draper) October 30, 2018
Henderson shouldn’t even b in our squad nevermind the starting 11
— CE (@CallumEllis01) October 30, 2018
Anyone who says Henderson is a bad player doesn’t know football at all But you can’t drop Fabs he’s on a great run of form
— Charlie Rudge (@Rudgeey) 31 October 2018
Hendos finished at this club
— LFC (@LFCThoughtsYNWA) October 30, 2018
The Reds want to see Fabinho start against Arsenal and will hope he can show what he’s all about when the world is watching him at The Emirates.