Fabinho lauded Helder Costa after the Leeds United winger took to Instagram to comment on the Whites’ spirited defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the new season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side marked the club’s return to the Premier League in some style. Leeds went behind four times throughout the game at Anfield.
However, the Whites were able to equalise on three occasions. They were unable to make it four after conceding a late penalty. But they certainly made a huge statement in their first top flight game since 2004.
One of the players who was particularly impressive in the loss was Costa. The Portuguese has come in for some criticism during his time at Elland Road.
However, it would be difficult to argue with those who felt that Saturday’s game saw the 26-year-old’s best display for the Whites.
The highlight of his performance came when he produced a brilliant pass for Mateusz Klich to score Leeds’s third. But he looked threatening all evening.
And Costa took to social media to express his delight at being back in the top flight. He also claimed that Leeds deserved more from the game…
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And amongst those to reply was Liverpool midfielder Fabinho. The pair played alongside each other at Monaco, and the Brazilian left a positive message for the Leeds star…