Liverpool pulled off a world class display at Anfield in order to put themselves nine points clear of the Premier League champions. The Reds left Manchester City in fourth place with a 3-1 victory over Pep Guardiola’s side. Jürgen Klopp’s men are eight points clear of Leicester City in second. The Reds victory was made possible by a man of the match Fabinho display.
The game was won in the midfield. Liverpool’s middle three were tenacious, dogged and insatiable when out of possession. Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho wouldn’t let the Blues players rest on the ball. Fabby started to his supreme performance with a rocket of a goal in the first half.
Following a controversial penalty incident in the Liverpool box, the Reds charged down the pitch and the Brazilian midfielder thundered the ball into the City net from all of 25 yards. Claudio Bravo was helpless.
Liverpool fans have reacted to the man of the match Fabinho display.
One Kopite suggested that the City keeper had no chance, saying he still hasn’t reached the strike.
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Claudio Bravo is still diving for that. He’s somewhere over Wales right now.
— ldldn (@LDLDN) November 10, 2019
For years, Liverpool have lacked a world class defensive midfielder. We were treated to two of this era’s best around a decade ago. These Reds believe that Fabinho is bringing back the glorious days of Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano.
He’s Mascherano and Alonso
— 🖐👍 (@JogaFirmino) November 10, 2019
Better passer and I’d say the better overall footballer than Javier was.
— Thabani (@tkmash) November 10, 2019
Fabinho is the midfielder I’ve desired since Mascherano left, and without even slight exaggeration, he’s surpassed anything I thought plausible.
The dream midfielder.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) November 10, 2019
There were conflicting reports as to why Fabinho pointed at his watch after game: the gaffer thought one thing and the fans thought another. Whatever his motivation when celebrating, we’re just glad that he had such a worthy excuse to.
Btw Fabinho scored in the 6th minute, looked at the Anfield clock to see it was indeed the 6th minute, then pointed to an imaginary watch on his wrist to remind everyone that we indeed won it 6 times. What a f*cking legend this guy. pic.twitter.com/b7itji92xN
— An (@RoyalANfield) November 10, 2019
Klopp: “Someone told me he (Fabinho) pointed to his watch (because it was time for him to score).”
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) November 10, 2019