Yesterday against Huddersfield, Jurgen Klopp threw Fabinho in for his Premier League debut. The Brazilian midfielder came off the bench for the last 20 minutes, replacing Adam Lallana to try and see out the game at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Very happy for my Premiere League debut. Great game and +3 points. Let’s go, lads! pic.twitter.com/56P4yFvHeq
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) 20 October 2018
Fabinho has been a strange player at Anfield. The Reds signed the Brazilian for a large sum of money back in May but so far Jurgen Klopp has been reluctant to use him. Jordan Henderson and James Milner have been putting in the minutes in midfield and because of that Fabinho has had to wait, although it looks like Klopp has got his new summer signing ready and we could be seeing a lot more of Fabinho now.
The 24-year-old versatile defensive midfielder can be deployed as a right-back and in midfield and has the potential to be the next long-term midfield anchor at Anfield. Klopp signing the Brazilian looks like a stroke of genius, even if he has taken a while to break into the team. He made his debut for the club in the dying minutes against PSG and now he’s made his Premier League debut it looks like he’ll be getting loads more minutes.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Fabinho here:
Keep Hendo out of the team my lad
— géorge (@ffsGeorge2) 20 October 2018
Solid performance lad! Your time will come and you will grasp it!
— Ali Osman (@aliosman9) October 20, 2018
Henderson shaking in his boots now
— Owen (@TacticalKIopp) October 20, 2018
Did really well big man keep it up
— ㅤ (@FaIse9RoIe) 20 October 2018
great game today, my man, hope to see a lot of this as soon as possible!
— Pedro Fantastico (@PedroMagnifico) October 20, 2018
Put your passing vision into effect mate!! You can nail a place in the team.!
— Taz Bwakura (@tazkkl68) October 21, 2018
You were amazing Fabinho
— (@FantasticFekir) 20 October 2018
Happy to see you in the red shirt lad
— Anya Leadbetter (@anyataylor4) October 21, 2018
The Reds will be keen to see more from Fabinho in the coming weeks and will hope he can usurp Henderson.
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