Liverpool star Fabinho put in one of the most impressive and most dominant midfield performances we think we’ve seen in the Premier League this season – or maybe any other – last night.
The Reds smashed Crystal Palace 4-0 and could win the title today if Chelsea beat or draw with Manchester City.
The Brazilian was simply exceptional for Jurgen Klopp’s swashbuckling Reds, scoring a thunderbolt, producing a beautiful assist for Mo Salah – and winning basically everything else he was involved in.
In fact, he didn’t misplace a long ball – missed only one pass and won the ball back on six occasions. For a defensive midfielder, that’s bafflingly good.
Fabinho’s game by numbers vs. Crystal Palace:
100% long pass accuracy
98% pass accuracy
6/6 tackles won
4 ball recoveries
A frankly ridiculous performance. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/QSKI3JUIfd
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 24, 2020
Before the lockdown, his form had dropped off a little, and he was struggling to reach the heights he was consistently managing before Christmas – but Fab was excellent against Everton and simply outrageous v Palace.
Liverpool haven’t conceded a goal since football’s return – largely down to the protection our 26-year-old is providing the back-four.
Next week, he’ll have to manage Kevin De Bruyne…