Liverpool fans seem pretty happy with how Fabinho got on as a makeshift centre-back in the 1-0 win over Brighton today.
The Reds had to work hard for another three points, with this Mohamed Salah goal from the penalty spot enough to help Jurgen Klopp’s side back to winning ways.
The Egypt international may have stepped up at the vital moment, but it seems it is Fabinho’s performance that has particularly encouraged a lot of Liverpool fans on Twitter.
The Brazilian, normally a midfielder, dropped back alongside Virgil van Dijk in defence this afternoon due to the Merseysiders’ injury problems in that area.
Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are both out, but Fabinho put in an assured display to show that LFC have the depth to cope with these absences this season.
Klopp must be thrilled to have so many options, though in fairness he would probably just rather have Gomez back as soon as possible.
For now, however, Fabinho is getting the plaudits…
• 1-0 win.
• Top of the league.
• Salah scoring, top goalscorer.
• Clean sheet, most in the league.
• Fabinho class at centre back.
• 7 points clear. pic.twitter.com/ZEHjHvTWRF
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) January 12, 2019
Fabinho was class. MOTM
— matt (@_mpk89) January 12, 2019
Fabinho MOTM for me
— Knights Of The Flopperism ®? (@FlopperismFF) January 12, 2019
Fabinho has been really comfortable today. Also despite what the twitter managers say Henderson has had a good game but my MOTM would be Bobby! He’s the one who dictates everything imo
— Olivia (@OliviaJamisonH) January 12, 2019
Fabinho > Lovren @_umara ?
— Matt Roberts ? (@SuperfanMicky) January 12, 2019
Fabinho better than Lovren at CB. Facts.
— In Your Head (@DembeReloaded) January 12, 2019
get in!!!! 7 clear at the top over to you city
dug that result out
fabinho is just a monster looks comofrtable next to vvd whos just another level full stop
salah and bobby quality again
on to the next#ynwa
— Jassi Sidhu (@Jassisidhu) January 12, 2019
Brighton 0:1 Liverpool
Wasn't our best performance today but getting the 3 Points was vital Fabinho looked Excellent in CB.
— KopThis (@WeAreKopThis) January 12, 2019
Fabinho was Fucking class at CB!!
— Scott Hillman (@ScottHillman1) January 12, 2019