Fabinho impressed this evening against Tranmere in Liverpool’s second pre-season friendly of the summer.
The Brazilian played the first-half and left the field with his new side 3-0 up.
Playing in holding midfield, Fabinho used the ball cleverly, won all of his physical battles and looked like he’d been playing the position for many years.
Liverpool fans were mightily impressed with the 24-year-old, who has more visible than Naby Keita, his new team-mate who also arrived this summer.
It’s so nice to have a massively improved Jordan Henderson and this lad as options for the same position – although you could theoretically deploy them together as well.
Here’s some of the reaction to the former AS Monaco ace’s 45 minutes.
Fabinho and Keita have slotted in so well today. I think Klopp might be happier with the former Monaco man's efforts today at least. Ojo impressive.
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 (@LFCZA) July 10, 2018
Fabinho quality and very dominant. Keita very quiet didn't do much at all.
— Lee 🔴🇮🇪 (@mightyreds88) July 10, 2018
Fabinho was involved and looked great. Thought Naby struggled to get involved at times. I’m sure they’ll both be amazing
— Давид (@daveywww) July 10, 2018
Fabinho impressive. Took up good defensive positions and got forward when needed to.
Keita was quiet enough but when he got on the ball he used it smartly.
— LFC – A reds fan 🔴 (@justanLFCfan) July 10, 2018
Tidy and smart plays. Fabinho absolutely intelligent. We’ve been missing that https://t.co/mILO8U3CIZ
— Savorn 🤫 (@TopCatSavo) July 10, 2018
Fabinho was quality keita was abit marked out the game but still managed to do well
— Owen Dickinson🇸🇳🇧🇷🇪🇬 (@owen_dickinson) July 10, 2018
-Fabinho’s touch is amazing
-Lallana great buildup play and lacking final ball on several occasions
-ojo great around the box but doesn’t get involved enough
-keita playing simple and seems to be feeling out teammates capabilities
-robertson best player on pitch
— LiverpoolSC (@DayJeffday16) July 10, 2018
Fabinho was a fucking unit, WC player
— EG (@ItsEronG) July 10, 2018
Fabinho is superb at tackling and headers, Naby so good aswell
— jj (@JJBLFC) July 10, 2018
Have to agree with Fabinho. Thought he was very good, extremely composed on the ball. Not scared to play out or take a player on.. looking forward to seeing more of him!
— Jack Mcfarland (@JackMcfarland98) July 10, 2018
Fabinho is fuckin boss
— LeeJones (@leeajones87) July 10, 2018