Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield.
Far from being at their flamboyant best in the first-half, it was nigh on plane sailing for the Reds after Fabinho gave Jurgen Klopp’s side the lead before the break.
Second-half goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino rounded off the afternoon as the hosts moved back into second place.
Taking to Twitter after the match, Kopites were left impressed with the performance of their 28-year-old Brazilian.
Fabinho v Brentford (16.01.22)
🔴 92% Pass Success
🔴 4 Chances Created
🔴 7/8 Aerial Duels won
🔴 8/11 Total Duels won
🔴 4 Ball Recoveries
🔴 1 Goal
— Liverpool Data Analyst (@liverpool_data) January 16, 2022
Great performance and totally dominant. Could of been 5-0. Hendo, Fab & Jones were superb. It helps when you have someone stretching. Ox wasn’t unreal but he stretched play & got his goal. Back 5 sound but people, Trent is playing in his own world. He’s stupidly good!
— SAM G-W (@OneSGW) January 16, 2022
Fabinho taking the AFCON situation in his own hands, 3 goals in 3 games. My striker.
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) January 16, 2022
Matip, Henderson, Fabinho & Firmino fantastic today. The spine we need if we challenge in Jan
— Dave Ferguson (@daveferg) January 16, 2022
Fabinho is ridiculously good at football
— Ciz (@C_Ellis94) January 16, 2022
Fabinho MOTM by a country mile. Incredibly important to this team.
— Robish13 (@Robish132) January 16, 2022
Fabinho earned an impressive 8.00 Sofascore rating for a display consisting of four key passes, two interceptions and two shots on target.
This season the former AS Monaco man has scored four times and provided one assist in 23 appearances across all competitions.
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Outstanding, yet again.
Si important is the Brazilian ‘lighthouse’ to this side that his absence is perhaps as hard-felt as that of Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
Albeit the Reds were as fluent as previous incarnations, three points were the key and thanks to Fabinho and co the Anfield crowd weren’t disappointed.
Often overlooked by rival fans, Kopites are all too aware of the quality the £54million valued ace possesses.