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Liverpool's Fabinho.

Liverpool's Fabinho remains humble about his place in the squad after Man Utd masterclass

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Liverpool fans enjoyed their finest moment of 2018/19 so far yesterday afternoon.

After an unbeaten start to the campaign, Jurgen Klopp's side responded to Manchester City's 3-1 win over Everton by beating Manchester United 3-1 at Anfield.

They are now back at the summit of the table.

A brace from Xherdan Shaqiri was enough for the three points after Jesse Lingard had cancelled out Sadio Mane's opening goal.

Liverpool showed class all over the pitch, but it was defensive midfielder Fabinho who really caught the eye.

The Brazilian had a slow start to life in England after his summer move from Monaco, but looked as if he'd been playing in the Premier League for a decade against United.

Jordan Henderson will surely be fearing for his place in the starting lineup now.

But what does Fabinho think about his place in the squad? Well, in humble fashion, the Brazilian declared that he still doesn't know whether he's a starter.

"I don't know if I am a starter now," Fabinho said to ESPN Brasil. "I have played a lot in the last few games and I have to make the most of the opportunities. I am playing with confidence; I understand well with my teammates. As I always say it is a decision for the coach.

Fabinho in action

"Against Napoli, other teammates played and they did very well. Today we played with different players and the team maintained the same level which is the most important. I'm very happy."

Liverpool seem to have a togetherness within their squad that is propelling them to new heights.

It is a stark contrast to what is going on at Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho's squad horribly disjointed and out of form.

Klopp has so many players at his disposal who are ready to step in and deliver quality, while there are few complaints when rotation is enforced.

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Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Xherdan Shaqiri
Sadio Mane
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Jordan Henderson
Manchester United
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