When you are coming up against a side with the quality that Chelsea possess – namely Eden Hazard – you know your defensive players are going to have to be on their toes at all times. On Sunday afternoon it was Liverpool’s job to try and silence the Blues at Anfield and they did an impressive job in the first 45 minutes. While everyone carried out their duty expertly, it was midfield enforcer Fabinho who the Liverpool faithful were left drooling over on Twitter. The 25-year-old was exceptional from the first minute and tracked the likes of Hazard stride for stride, executing perfectly times tackles to win the ball back for his side and nullify the visitors’ attacking threat. Having taken the first half of the season to get to speed with the Premier League, the Brazilian looked right at home on Sunday and his performances are going to be crucial if the Reds are going to pick up the title come the end of the campaign. Not only is he a brilliant defensive minded midfielder, he also has the passing range and ability to set his teammates up in attack. No wonder Jurgen Klopp was delighted to secure his signing last summer.
Live4Liverpool has gathered a selection of the supporters’ tweets:
FABINHO immense there..!!!!!
— @GSodhi82 (@GSodhi82) April 14, 2019
Fabinho’s having one of them 9/10 games aswell
— Ashley Goodey (@Goodey222) April 14, 2019
I love how Fabinho is bullying Hazard
— Malik (@MalikRoca) April 14, 2019
Fabinho is honestly the best defensive mid in the world
— Mike Roberts ???? (@Mike92Roberts) April 14, 2019
Unreal tackle by Fabinho
— Amy (@AmyLFC11) April 14, 2019
Fabinho is sensational
— lucy (@LuccLennon) April 14, 2019
— Tom W???????????????????? (@Valiant_Virgil) April 14, 2019
Fabinho getting stuck into Hazard. Love that.#LFC
— Lee Reynolds ???? (@rendog48) April 14, 2019
Fabinho all over hazard rn ????????
— William (@William99Lim) April 14, 2019