Jamie Carragher has named Fabinho the best defensive midfield player in the Premier League, ahead of his counterparts at Manchester City.
The Brazilian has been raking in more plaudits after doing his job expertly once again at Burnley.
And Carragher, who feels he was right up there with the picks of the Champions League-winning bunch last season, says that, right now, nobody is better in that role in the top flight.
“I actually think he’s the best in the Premier League now in that position,” Carragher told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Mirror.
“Fernandinho looks like he’s fading out of the City team and Rodri is just coming in but I think since Christmas when he came in (to the side) you could argue he was Liverpool’s best player last season.
“Right now I think he’s the best in that position. I think Liverpool paid between £40-50m, it was a few quid, he had a difficult start but that’s where Liverpool have improved this season.
“If you think of the start of last season how well they were playing but they didn’t have Fabinho.”
Fabinho’s performances without doubt merit this accolade, and we really ought to be judging in European terms.
He’s right up there with the top no. 6s, and he only seems to be getting better.