Gary Neville slammed midfielder Fabinho for his sloppy passing in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
At one moment in the second half, Jurgen Klopp was seen venting his anger at the Brazil international after he gifted possession to the home side.
United legend Neville noticed it and agreed that it was the correct thing for Klopp to do after Fabinho’s poor pass led to a dangerous attack by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
“Jurgen Klopp’s going at Fabinho and he’s right,” said Neville on Sky Sports Main Event on Sunday [05:38pm].
“It was his sloppy pass that started it.”
According to stats by WhoScored, Fabinho completed 85.5 per cent of his passes against Manchester United. He has definitely had worse matches on the ball than he did at Old Trafford and even in the last game before the international break, the midfielder completed 83.3 per cent against Leicester. His one long ball completed was his lowest tally starting a match in that category since the opening day win against Norwich, so there are some suggestions that Fabinho’s passing was not at it’s best. He was sloppy at that one moment in the game though, as Neville pointed out and which is why Klopp was so riled up. However that just happens every now and then, it does not make a player a bad passer of the ball. United did well to frustrate Liverpool and get into the faces of their midfielders, especially in parts of the second half when the away side was getting more into the game.