Fabinho admits he hasn't been at his best all season
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Fabinho admits he hasn't been at his best all season

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has admitted that he isn’t happy with the standard he’s been playing at this season.

Mirroring the Reds wider form, Fabinho simply hasn’t been able to get going since August. And speaking via Football Daily today, the Brazilian opened up on his struggles.

“I’ve had better seasons with Liverpool,” he admitted. “Maybe I’m not at my highest level and playing my best football, but I face it with normality. In football you always try to be at your best level, physically and mentally and to play your best football.”

After a much better showing against Everton on Monday, fingers crossed Fabinho has now turned a corner. Keep battling, Fab!

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Fabinho sends a timely reminder

Plenty of Liverpool fans, and the wider football world have written Fabinho off after a difficult half-season.

At times, the £44m signing from Monaco has looked like the years have caught up with him. But still only twenty-nine, it feels rather early to start suggesting he’s ‘finished.’

Fabinho’s performance in the Merseyside Derby would hammer home that point.

Although he wasn’t even Liverpool’s best midfielder on the day, Fabinho went about his work in a quietly excellent way.

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Jurgen Klopp admitted yesterday that it was his No.3’s best display in quite some time. If he can follow that up over the next few weeks, Liverpool will immediately improve.

Fabinho might not be one of the more eye-catching players on Liverpool’s team. But that doesn’t negate the fact that he’s absolutely crucial to what they try to do.

If the Brazil international is off his game, the Reds look open and vulnerable to attacks. When he’s on it, the difference is stark.

That’s a lot of responsibility to place on one player. Fabinho has proven over the years that he’s good enough to handle it, though. People forget that it wasn’t long ago he was voted the 19th best player in world football. Fab is still one of the best in the business. One tough half-season doesn’t chage that. r23-ep][lde]FGJR[EKPTOKR[F

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