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Gary Neville says Manchester United game made him realise Fabinho was a ‘top player’

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All signs are pointing to a mightily impressive season for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

The side extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table last night with a dominant display away to Wolves.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring, reclaiming his place as the league's top-scorer. And Virgil van Dijk's emphatic man-of-the-match performance cemented him as the best defender in the league - and quite possibly the world.

Klopp's recruitment since arriving at the side has been nothing short of exceptional. This season, in particular.

Xherdan Shaqiri has provided a threat off the bench Liverpool have long-needed, scoring twice during the side's 3-1 dismantling of Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Brazilian midfielder Fabinho seems to finally be finding his footing.

Klopp has eased the former Monaco man into the Liverpool starting line-up, rarely featuring for the team earlier in the season.

Reports even suggested that Fabinho was already looking for a move away from Anfield, with PSG being the likely destination.

However, it appears Klopp's intricate man-management has paid off once again.

Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League

Fabinho dominated the midfield during last weekend's clash with United, proving he is worth the £45m the club forked out for him in the summer. 

One pundit, in particular, has admitted to being deceived by Fabinho's slow adjustment to the style of the Premier League.

Per the Mirror, Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville said:

Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

"He got a little bit of criticism a few games ago, against Arsenal, when he didn't do too well and I had wondered whether he would adapt to the pace.

"But last weekend against Manchester United he was fantastic.

"What I liked about him was sometimes you see a defensive midfielder and they play horizontally. He actually moved up the pitch.

Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League

"His pass for the first goal was absolutely fantastic, cut United open.

"Last week was the first time I saw him put in a performance where I thought 'this looks like a top player.'"

Topics:
Football
Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Xherdan Shaqiri
Virgil van Dijk
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Manchester United
Liverpool

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