Liverpool returned to winning ways with an incredible display against Bournemouth this afternoon, with the midfield trio in particular standing out with a great showing.
Although every Liverpool player put in a real shift, one player was arguably a notch above the others: Fabinho.
The Brazilian was imperious against the Cherries — not merely from a defensive standpoint, where he put in plenty of crunching challenges, but his lofted balls over the top were a thing of beauty and really gave Liverpool a forward impetus.
Fans were quick to acknowledge his contributions on Twitter and didn’t hold back in their praise for his performance:
Fabinho bossing this game
— Robin (@Robish13) February 9, 2019
Forgot just how good Fabinho and Wijnaldum are together.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 9, 2019
Big fan of this midfield. Fabinho best player on the pitch so far.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) February 9, 2019
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) February 9, 2019
Fabinho terrific so far. Midfield has been superb in general.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 9, 2019
Complimenting both Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita tremendously in midfield, Fabinho has established himself as the ideal holding midfielder for Liverpool and if the Reds go onto lift the title, his influence cannot be understated.