Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reserved special praise for midfielder Fabinho in what he described as an absolutely outstanding performance against Manchester United.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s second-half brace may have helped the Reds to beat rivals United 3-1 at Anfield but it was Fabinho’s displays that got his manager talking.
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“He was outstanding. Absolutely outstanding,” he told a news conference via FourFourTwo.
“But I don’t like these questions, the thing I don’t hear is that it says something about other players as well. I know you don’t mean it like this.
“On Tuesday, we played against Napoli one of the best games of the season, an outstandingly strong opponent, we played with [James] Milner, [Jordan] Henderson and [Georginio] Wijnaldum in midfield.
“Then they have a game like Fabinho had, along with Gini fantastic, Naby [Keita] played so naturally smart in that half-space because it’s not easy to defend a winger and everybody is shouting, ‘Don’t stay there inside’ and stuff like that.
“Fabinho played at the highest level, that’s true.”
Klopp would be hoping for the same when the Reds take on Wolves on Friday night.