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Liverpool fan's tweet about Jordan Henderson and Fabinho after win over Everton

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Fabinho delivered one of his finest performances for Liverpool during the 1-0 win over Everton.

Although the game will be remembered for Divock Origi's remarkable winner, many Liverpool fans were praising Fabinho for his display up against the Everton midfield.

Jurgen Klopp didn't make life easy for Fabinho when he first joined the club, limiting game-time and insisting that the former Monaco man took his time to adapt.

And Liverpool fans weren't that convinced by Fabinho's first few appearances with his showing in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal bringing in some high-profile criticism.

Recent weeks have started to swing the general consensus, though, and the Brazilian's derby display has vindicated Kopites who wanted him to start against Paris Saint-Germain.

Debate over Liverpool's midfield

That disappointing night at the Parc des Princes raised questions about Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson with fans calling for change.

Henderson, in particular, has become an intriguing point of conversation after the PSG game and his red card at Watford just a few days before.

And naturally, comparisons were drawn between Henderson and Fabinho after the Everton win.

Watford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Fan's tweet about Henderson & Fabinho

Of course, many of these comments were unsubstantiated with many taking unnecessary jibes at Henderson but others were backed by statistics and valid points.

The post of @SimonBrundish certainly fits into the latter category and his post was a real eye-opener on the Henderson vs Fabinho debate this weekend.

One of the biggest complaints about Henderson is his supposed lack of forward passing but compared to Fabinho, that might actually be the case.

The Liverpool fan presents what appears to be a damning statistic about the creativity of the two midfielders, as well as defending the point with heat maps. Take a look at it down below:

It's no surprise the post is approaching 1,000 'likes' already.

Unless the validity of the statistics are suddenly refuted, it goes to show that Fabinho offers a lot more to Liverpool when it comes to their attack.

And when their have been questions raised about the performances of Roberto Firmino and co., there's certainly no harm in an increase of forward passing.

Liverpool FC v Everton FC - Premier League

Of course, it would naive to dismiss the qualities that Henderson brings to Liverpool and the defensive side of his game has been crucial in the past.

However, Liverpool's midfield is so competitive right now and current evidence suggests Henderson just falls short of the starting XI right now.

That's definitely the opinion of Liverpool fans and the Merseyside derby has done nothing but back their point.

Do you think Henderson should start for Liverpool? Have your say in the comments section below.

Topics:
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Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Jordan Henderson
Liverpool
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