On Saturday evening, the third of the three live Premier League games saw Arsenal hosting Liverpool at Anfield. Before the game, the fans were delighted to see that Fabinho had kept his place in the side, although they soon wished he’d not started given his level of performance.
52' Fabinho booked – foul on Torreira. Mustafi heads wide from the resulting free-kick.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 3, 2018
The Brazilian midfielder looked well off the pace yesterday and alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, he came in for criticism from his own fans. There’s no way he was going to sign for Liverpool and never have a bad game, but the fans would have hoped his bad games wouldn’t come against some of their top six rivals. In the end, the result wasn’t affected by Fabinho’s lacking display and The Reds took a point home, but they’ll be keen to see him bounce back.
The next game for Liverpool comes in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be travelling to face Red Star Belgrade away in the week and after his Saturday showing, Fabinho may find himself benched for that clash. The club has a plethora of midfielders, providing Klopp with the luxury of rotation and the ability to drop someone if they have an off day, which could well see him decide to give Fabinho a break ahead of their next domestic clash against Fulham next Sunday.
You can read The Kopites’ verdict on Fabinho’s Arsenal display here:
— Dr Chris Tibbs (@chris_tibbs) November 3, 2018
Sorry but sub him man, red card is coming if not.
— – (@xBirchh) November 3, 2018
Get him off he has been awful this game
— AndyPeahead (@andypeahead) November 3, 2018
Should’ve signed Torreira instead of Fabinho
— Victor (@_vicalexander) 3 November 2018
Get him off ffs, gonna cost us the match
— stevesilver (@stevesi82119787) November 3, 2018
Get him off
— A$AP Joz (@Jozavellii) November 3, 2018
He hasn’t been upto speed but I guess lack of game time then thrown into a game like this is a toughie. Come on lads
— Gerard Delaney (@Gerard36Delaney) 3 November 2018
Needs to be taken off!
— Ninja400ABS (@AbsNinja400) November 3, 2018
Take him off now please
— Liam (@liambynre) November 3, 2018
The Kopites were far from pleased with Fabinho and would have liked to have seen him hooked when things started going wrong.