Brazilian midfielder Fabinho was deployed as a centre-half last night, playing alongside Joe Gomez in the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
The Reds kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 win away at Ajax to kick-start our Champions League campaign, and our No.2 was a big part of the result.
Adrian was completely beaten as the ball looped over his head, but Fabinho charged to the goal-line to clear at the last moment to maintain the shutout.
Speaking to the press after the game, Jurgen Klopp explained the midfielder is happy at centre-half, saying “he likes playing it, actually” when asked about it.
Take a look at the video below:
"Fabinho can play the position, he likes playing it actually!" Klopp explains how the Brazilian's ability to play centre-half is very important to the team 💪 #LFC pic.twitter.com/nRhGxHHob2
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 22, 2020