Michael Owen has lauded Liverpool midfielder Fabinho and he has suggested that he does not get enough credit for what he gives the team.
Fabinho joined Liverpool in 2018 after he had impressed for French outfit Monaco. He joined the Reds for an initial fee of around £39m.
The midfielder shone during his first two years at the club as he helped them to win the Champions League and Premier League.
Liverpool have had to deal with a lot of injuries this season. This has meant that for much of this campaign, Fabinho has played as a centre-back.
The Brazillian has coped well with his positional change as he has been one of their best players this term. In recent weeks he has moved back into midfield and he has continued to shine for Liverpool.
As cited by the Liverpool Echo, Owen said that Fabinho “sniffs danger out” better than anyone in the Premier League:
“It’s important to get him in there. He does unbelievable work. Every single game you watch him. It’s one of those unless you are watching out for him.
“He is probably one that goes by because he’s not the one making these creative passes or he’s not one who scores too many goals. But he sniffs danger out virtually better than anybody in the Premier League.”
Speaking after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal, Klopp said that they made a “statement” at The Emirates:
“We need to show that we are really fighting for it, we can’t only talk about it we have to show it on the pitch.
“For us it was a very important statement. If we defend like this tonight we are difficult to break down, then we have a good basis to play football.
“In our position it is clear, everything that has happened to us this season means we don’t have it (a top-four finish) in our hands.
“We have to win our games and others have to lose but we have to make pressure on them. That is what we did with the result but we are still not in. We have to fight and we will fight and that is the statement for us and nobody else.”