Pundit Garth Crooks says that Dejan Lovren ought to “search for new employers” after Liverpool’s 1-Zero victory over Brighton on the Amex Stadium.
The 29-year outdated, who was dominated out of the sport as a result of an harm sustained of their 2-1 loss to Wolves within the FA Cup, was changed by Fabinho at centre again for the match towards the Seagulls, and Crooks was impressed by the Brazilian’s efficiency alongside Virgil van Dijk.
“The Brazilian enforcer seems higher at centre-back than he does in midfield. Not less than that is the way it appeared towards a Brighton facet who made life troublesome for the league leaders however struggled to essentially damage them.
“When there was the slightest risk, Fabinho snuffed it out. His positioning all through the match was fairly spectacular. Any extra shows like that and Dejan Lovren may need to begin searching for new employers.”
Fabinho, a flexible participant who may also play at right-back and in central midfield, helped Liverpool to their 13th clear sheet of the season, and the Reds now sit seven factors away from Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the Premier League, having performed one recreation extra.
The centre-back place had turn out to be an issue space for Liverpool not too long ago, with gamers together with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip dominated out as a result of harm over the course of the season.
Fabinho stats vs Brighton 🇧🇷
Aerial duels received 4/4
Clearances 5 (most on pitch)
Passes – 110
Cross success 85%
Clear sheet ✅
He is not even a centre-back! pic.twitter.com/FhMBgN0ZzJ
— Liverpool FC Information (@LivEchoLFC) January 12, 2019
And though Lovren had confirmed indicators of enchancment taking part in with Van Dijk, a long-term alternative for his place could also be wanted if Liverpool need to problem on all fronts on a constant foundation.