Alan Shearer reacts to Fabinho's display in Liverpool's win over Wolves
Alan Shearer has told the Premier League website that Fabinho’s defending was superb as he named the Liverpool star in his Team of the Week.
The Reds got back to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday. And they secured the three points in some style as they beat Wolves 4-0 at Anfield.
It was another clean sheet for Jurgen Klopp’s men, which is a remarkable achievement amid all of the defensive problems that they have had to deal with this season.
Fabinho was, once again, asked to play at centre-back. He was lauded by a number of fans following their Champions League victory over Ajax in midweek.
And Shearer suggested that he was a standout performer once again in his display against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
“Wolves have such pace on the break, and the Brazilian had Adama Traore running down his side, but his 1v1 defending was superb,” he told the Premier League’s official website.
This period has certainly shown that Fabinho could easily be a contender to play regularly at centre-back when Liverpool have all of their best players available.
He has definitely stepped up since the Reds lost Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. And that has seemingly inspired those around him.
Liverpool have done superbly given the numbers of injuries they have had to deal with. It is certainly an ominous sign for all of their potential title rivals that they are only second on goal difference right now.