Liverpool will have to make adjustments in the coming months. The Reds are down to two centre backs, not even that in fact, they’re down to one with Joel Matip also feeling tender at the minute. In the side’s first game after the Virgil van Dijk injury they bagged a clean sheet in Amsterdam. Liverpool fans have been drooling over the Fabinho show at Ajax.
Virgil van Dijk injury
The impossible happened last weekend: Virgil van Dijk picked up an injury – a serious one at that.
The Dutchman was scythed down by a reckless, thuggish Jordan Pickford.
The Everton goalkeeper somehow escaped a red card despite flying in at knee height with his studs up.
We learned on Sunday that Big Virg will likely be out for the season after tearing his ACL.
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Fabinho fills in
Liverpool fans were anxious to see how the Reds fared without their first choice centre back.
The Reds journeyed to Ajax for their first game without the talismanic defender, a tough test if there ever was one.
Fabinho had to fill in at the back with Joel Matip also injured and the Brazilian put in a Man of the Match performance.
The defensive midfielder was a rock at the back, winning absolutely everything and even making an acrobatic goal line clearance.
Fans react to Fabinho show
He was called world class by a number of fans.
Brick wall. World class tonight, Fab. 👏
— Matt 🏆 (@FalseFMatt) October 21, 2020
Fabinho – MOTM, world class performance at CB. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/VfkNuAgpID
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) October 21, 2020
It was an utterly sensational performance from the Brazilian.
Fabinho was sensational.
— Van The Man (@DavidVaughan5) October 21, 2020
His ability to perform under pressure is remarkable.
Fabinho showing how vital he is to the squad. He seems to play better when there’s more pressure on. He steps up when needed. Huge player.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) October 21, 2020
Even WWE star Sheamus got involved.
Fabinho. Is there anything he can’t do. #AJALIV
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) October 21, 2020
He is actually a world leader in two positions.
Fabinho is the best DM & one of the best CB’s in the world. That’s the tweet.
— Sam (@SamueILFC) October 21, 2020