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Thiago lavishes praise on Liverpool teammate Fabinho, says he 'brings the best' from them all

Liverpool cruised to an entertaining 4-2 win in the end at Manchester United last night and Thiago Alcantara has lavished praise on fellow midfielder, Fabinho.

Jurgen Klopp resisted the temptation to put Fabinho back in defence. Instead, the German put the Brazilian star alongside Thiago and Gini Wijnaldum in the middle of the park, and it worked a treat for the Reds boss.

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Fabinho has been instrumental in keeping Liverpool in and around the top four. He has done well at centre-half, but it is little surprise to see the Reds’ form improve with him back in midfield. And Thiago, speaking after the win at Old Trafford, believes Fabinho is good for everyone.

“As I said, it brings the best from all of us having Fab in the middle. He controls the tempo while we don’t have the ball as well, he closes that gap we need when he’s there. He’s very important for all of us,” Thiago told the official Liverpool website.

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Thiago himself was in fine form for the Reds. Like Fabinho, he seems to be hitting form at a crucial moment in the season.

The Reds can still qualify for the Champions League with the help of others. They need to win all their remaining games, and are just four points behind Chelsea at the moment.

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There is no way Liverpool would be this far away from the top two had at least one of Van Dijk and Gomez been fit and Fabinho could have played in midfield all season. It just wouldn’t happen.

He simply oozes class and it is little surprise to see the likes of Thiago thriving around him. Fabinho is crucial, and next season Jurgen Klopp will hope to get to use his man in the right position all season long.


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