Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has played most of this season as a makeshift centre-half in the absence of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez – and he’s done a top-class job so far.
There was one highlight from our 0-0 draw with Manchester United over the weekend which really exemplified how much our No.3 is thriving in his new role.
Not dissimilar to van Dijk’s well-known 2v1 situation against Spurs in 2019, Fabinho held off both Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani to safeguard Alisson’s penalty area.
Take a look at the video below (via beIN Sports):
Van Dijk esque defending here from Fabinho. 👏 pic.twitter.com/JqFYpxqkma
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