Fabinho has been regarded as one of the best defensive midfield players in the world for several seasons and was a vital part of the Liverpool team that won the Champions League in 2019 and Premier League in 2020, but the Brazilian has unfortunately suffered from inconsistent form this season.
Having fallen out of the starting XI over the last number of weeks, Fabinho did start in Liverpool’s 2-0 win in the Merseyside Derby last week and put in a much-improved performance.
The 29-year-old spoke to Sky Sports recently ahead of this weekend’s mouth-watering tie with Newcastle at St. James’s Park and addressed his performances this season.
Fabinho said, “It’s a little bit hard to explain, but in football sometimes this happens. I’m just happy the team showed a really good attitude after the bad games that we had.”
“I’ve had better seasons with Liverpool. Maybe I’m not at my highest level and playing my best football, but it’s normal. In football you always try to be at your best level, physically and mentally.”
Jurgen Klopp may deem Fabinho the right midfield option against Newcastle, as the Brazilian’s height will be able to combat Newcastle’s power and physicality during set-pieces.
Fabinho will hope a second good performance in a row will give him the consistency he has been lacking this season and some momentum going forward, as he seeks to once again cement his place as the rock of Liverpool’s first XI.
Fabinho on this season: pic.twitter.com/bZyBbsieJF
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) February 18, 2023