Robertson praises Liverpool team-mate Fabinho as ‘different class’

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Liverpool players celebrate victory following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson was impressed with Fabinho’s performance as a centre-back in their 1-0 win at Brighton on Saturday

Manager Jurgen Klopp made the decision to move Fabinho from his midfield role to the backline in light of Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez being sidelined with injuries.

And the Brazilian didn’t disappoint with an assured display alongside Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool made a welcome return to winning ways.

“For somebody playing out of position, he covered so well, he cleared away and had so many good blocks,” Robertson told the club website.

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“So credit to him because it can’t have been easy for him playing out of position. I’m sure Fabinho would have preferred to play as the No.6 but that’s the attitude we have in the squad, we are all willing to play in different positions if we have to.

“I’m sure the manager just told him early doors and he embraced it and I thought he was brilliant. I thought he was a different class.”

The Reds will next face Crystal Palace at Anfield this Saturday in the Premier League.