Fabinho is “one of the best in the world at number six”, Jurgen Klopp said after the Brazil midfielder helped Liverpool beat RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
The 27-year-old has had to fill in at centre-back for large parts of this season because of injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, while also suffering from a number of fitness problems of his own.
But restored to his preferred position in the centre of the Reds midfield, he excelled in the last-16 second-leg win over Leipzig, which was secured through second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
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