Fabinho, in our opinion, is the best holding midfielder on the planet right now.
His form this calendar year has been nothing short of sensational and he’s barely played a poor game.
Many Reds think he’s been Liverpool’s Player of the Season so far, in fact.
But oddly, he still doesn’t get in Tite’s Brazil side, much like Roberto Firmino didn’t for a very long time despite him doing the business at Anfield on a weekly basis.
Bobby is now an automatic starter for El Selecao, however, but Fabinho still plays second fiddle to Real Madrid’s Casemiro.
Still, Tite’s latest comments suggest Fab may earn a more prominent role soon.
“Fabinho has built a positive growing. All the times he played, he played very well,” he told a news conference, cited in Goal.
“And he brings confidence from his club to the Brazil national squad. In a natural way, and we can feel it. It’s not that you can only see it, you can feel it.
“Fabinho is playing his normal football in a role that he also has at Liverpool.”
Our Brazilian players, Alisson, Fabinho and Firmino, are the only ones with a match still left to play this international duty – alongside Gini Wijnaldum of the Netherlands.
At 1:30pm today, they face South Korea in Abu Dhabi, before jetting back to Merseyside so they can prepare for the weekend clash with Crystal Palace.
It’s not a long turnaround but hopefully just enough time for everyone to get tactically ready for the task of facing Roy Hodgson’s long-ball merchants.