Liverpool have made a dream start to their Premier League campaign and are currently sitting pretty at the top of the league table with an impressive tally of 48 points from 18 matches. The Reds have managed to get a four-point lead going into Christmas but will need to keep their unbeaten run going so that they have enough momentum before facing Manchester City away from home at the start of the new year.
One of Jurgen Klopp’s recent signings, Fabinho has already put in some eye-catching displays in midfield which includes a man of the match performance against Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League. He has been quite effective while sitting deep in midfield and breaking down the opposition attacks.
Moreover, he has managed to retain possession quite well and has also shown creativity when he split open the Manchester United defence and played a delicate cross to Sadio Mane who scored the opening goal of that game earlier this month. He has been one of the many bright spots in Liverpool’s season so far but could play an even greater role in the second half of this campaign.
The Brazilian is highly versatile and can also operate as a full-back or in a central defensive role if required. Klopp has been forced to cope with a number of injuries of late in defence with the likes of Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip all out of action at the moment.
The German manager is currently left with just two fit first-choice centre-back in Virgil Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren. Hence, he will now have to look at his other options if there are any more injuries to the Reds backline.
Fabinho could be an option if there is another emergency in defence which will calm the nerves of the Liverpool supporters. The Brazilian’s versatility will be a handy tool for the Reds as they attempt to put an end to their long wait for a Premier League title.
There is no doubt that Fabinho will be Klopp’s secret weapon moving forward as he has a massive role to play when things get difficult with fixtures coming thick and fast in the English top-flight.