Liverpool flexed their title credentials once again with a dominant display during their 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
A Sadio Mane double saw the champions home after Andreas Christensen was sent off just before half-time for the Blues.
Some intrigue had surrounded Liverpool prior to kick-off after it became apparent that Fabinho would start the game at centre-back.
Supporters needn’t have worried, however, with the Brazilian putting in a fine performance against Timo Werner.
Fabinho signed for the Reds in 2018 for £43.7 million from Monaco and has excelled in central midfield under Jurgen Klopp.
It would appear, however, that the 26-year-old is capable of playing in defence, giving Klopp some food for thought.
The £100,000-a-week performer is an integral member of Klopp’s team and his versatility looks like being useful too.
Certainly, Liverpool supporters were impressed with his performance at Stamford Bridge, taking to Twitter to react about the man with 12 caps for his country.
The Reds take on Arsenal next time around and after this display, it’d be no surprise to see Fabinho keep his place in defence.
Here is a selection of Tweets from Liverpool supporters regarding the performance of the makeshift defender.
He’s been magnificent today
— 🔴 (@Mosalaharmy) September 20, 2020
Fabinho my MOTM. Made defending against Werner look like light work.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 20, 2020
Fabinho has been unreal.
— Karl (@KarlThyer) September 20, 2020
Fabinho, playing out of position at CB, has been superb. My Man of the Match.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) September 20, 2020
Fabinho has been immense at the back today
— Josh🩸 (@_lfcjosh) September 20, 2020
Fabinho what a performance. klopp the genius has done it again
— Thiagooooo (@tashaaa2000) September 20, 2020
Fabinho has been class at centre half
— Sam Passingham (@Passingham11) September 20, 2020
Fabinho is a Rolls-Royce of a player — oozes class, quality and style. MOTM for me today!
— 🔴 (@Guggsey) September 20, 2020