Liverpool continued their 100% start to the new campaign with a solid 2-0 victory against Chelsea, which made us all extremely happy. Especially the showing of one man in the team.
A calm and composed performance ensured that we managed to topple the high-spending Blues, who have the spent more than any other Premier League squad this summer to improve their side.
It was a big test for us, which we came through extraordinarily well. Despite the concerns before kick-off with the setbacks to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, Fabinho was sent to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-back once more and shone through.
This probably puts to bed any necessity of bringing in another defender this summer, due to the options that we have in midfield that could provide more game time for those players outside of the starting eleven.
Whoscored gave him a match rating of 7.44, which came with four tackles, four interceptions, six long balls and a pass success rate of 96.6%.
Unsurprisingly, this attracted a positive reaction from the supporters. Here you will find some of the best responses from Liverpool fans after the final whistle.
Fabinho has been unreal.
— Karl (@KarlThyer) September 20, 2020
Fabulous Fabinho #LFC
— Warren Blake (@WBlake1978) September 20, 2020
One fan even went as far as making a comparison with one of the greatest defenders ever to play football. A bold claim to say the least…
Fabinho with a prime Maldini performance today. Simply unbelievable! #lfc
— Gas….. (@GasLFC) September 20, 2020
Fabinho MOTM by far had Werner in his pocket all game #lfc #CHELIV
— Dan Owen (@DannyO_92) September 20, 2020
This fan could not resist having a dig at Manchester United. It’s difficult not to after the way their last game finished…
Even our midfielders are better centre halves than Harry Maguire… Fabinho class today #LFC #CHELFC
— Nathan Lucas (@nathanl92) September 20, 2020
Fabinho at centre back has been outstanding ???? #LFC
— Aaron John Siemaszko (@Azzadabber) September 20, 2020
Fabinho was Amazing today at CB. Man of the Match. #LFC
— Safwaan Rawat (@Saffy_29) September 20, 2020
Fabinho ????? #LFC
— Sachin Thapa (@TheLFCTheory) September 20, 2020