Liverpool’s Fabinho is delighted to be a “part of history” at the club after helping The Reds to create a new longest unbeaten league record at Anfield.
The Reds’ Brazil international midfielder has proved to be one of Jürgen Klopp’s most important players at the club since his arrival from Monaco in 2018. He was allowed significant time to bed in and learn the Liverpool system but, following his introduction to the first team, Fabinho has never looked back.
This season, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both out for most of the campaign, Fabinho has had to slot in at centre-back. He has shown he is already one of the best defenders in the Premier League for Liverpool.
On Sunday night, Fabinho formed a rock-solid partnership in defence alongside Joël Matip as Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-0. That win made it 64 home league games without defeat for The Reds – a new club record, bypassing the one set back in 1981.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the game, Fabinho could not hide his pride in being a part of this current crop of Liverpool players:
“It’s just unbelievable. I’m happy to be part of this team, part of this history.
“We just have to keep this mentality, to try to win every game because we know our qualities, we know here at Anfield we have to always play to win. I’m happy to be part of this history as well.”
An own goal from Jonny Evans and strikes from Liverpool’s Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino gave The Reds a comfortable win that was underpinned by a stellar defensive display from Fabinho and co. He gave some insight into Liverpool’s gameplan on Sunday night.
“We knew we had some important players injured but everyone is ready to play and ready to give 100 per cent on the pitch.
“The game was very good. Defensively, we kept a clean sheet – very important for our confidence. Offensively, we just tried to move the ball quickly. We knew the way Leicester play so we just tried to move the ball, to create the space.
“We had a lot of occasions to score and 3-0 is fair enough for our [chances].”
Next up for Liverpool is the visit of Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Then it’s Brighton away in the early game on Saturday.
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