Next week sees one of Liverpool’s biggest games of the season taking place at Anfield. The Reds may be flying high in the Premier League, but the Champions League provides a tantalising prospect, and with Bayern travelling to Anfield on Wednesday, the Reds have been calling for Fabinho to be slotted in at the heart of their defence.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) February 14, 2019
If you haven’t heard by now, the Reds are having more than a few problems at centre-back at the moment. Virgil van Dijk will miss the Bayern clash through suspension due to the fact he picked up three bookings in the group stages whilst both Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren miss the clash through injury. That leaves Jurgen Klopp with just Joel Matip as his lone sit centre-half.
Those issues at the back mean that Klopp will be forced to go into the clash with a makeshift backline, and with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho the two options being looked at to fill in, the fans are desperate for Fabinho to be picked. The last thing the fans want is Robert Lewandowski going up against Henderson, so the Brazilian is the one who the Kopites are all calling for.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on who they want to partner Matip here:
Fabinho every time
— mainstand red (@mainstandred) February 14, 2019
Fabinho. All day, every day.
— Steven (@SometimesSteven) February 14, 2019
Fabinho for sure
— Connor (@LiverpoolPrime7) 14 February 2019
Fab played there and he was excellent, let go with him again.
— Afa (@Afranie_S_A) February 14, 2019
My God!! No Hendo please. He is a good player and very much should play against FCB, but he is a very confident type of player. A bad day can be turnwd to a nightmare. It will be Fabinho and Matip. Atleast for me.
— LikeSnape (@nikkalle_) February 14, 2019
Fabinho should be CB should go with 4-3-3 keita gini Hendo in midfield
— Fränk The Tank (@ffsdcu) February 14, 2019
Henderson CB pic.twitter.com/QNG4aBvhTT
— Kieran Brown (@KieranblfcBrown) February 14, 2019
Fabinho. We need full support at the back
— Indrie (@indriems) 14 February 2019
The Kopites hate the idea of seeing Henderson slotting in at centre-back and whilst Fabinho will be a loss in midfield it simply has to be the ex-Monaco man who slots in there.