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Liverpool's Fabinho.

Liverpool fans think Fabinho is a better option than Dejan Lovren after Brighton win

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Liverpool got back to winning ways against Brighton today.

The Reds had lost their previous two games to Manchester City and Wolves, but ground out a 1-0 victory at the Amex stadium.

Mohamed Salah notched his 15th Premier League goal of the season after he was fouled in the box by Brighton playmaker Pascal Gross.

Liverpool have now had four penalties in the Premier League alone since Christmas Day.

The win over the Seagulls takes Jurgen Klopp's side seven points clear at the summit of the table.

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City welcome Wolves to the Etihad on the Monday Night Football, while Tottenham host Manchester United tomorrow afternoon.

Klopp was forced to field a makeshift back four after Dejan Lovren's injury against Wolves on Monday Night.

Joel Matip was back in the squad, but the manager opted to use summer signing Fabinho at centre-half again alongside Virgil van Dijk.

And his decision certainly played off, with Fabinho enjoying a brilliant game in an unfamiliar role.

Fabinho in action

His performance certainly caught the eye of Liverpool fans on Twitter, with many now saying that the Brazilian is a better option at centre-back than the error-prone Lovren.

LIVERPOOL FANS LIKING FABINHO

https://twitter.com/BillalSkanda/status/1084134176801009664

https://twitter.com/ged_strong/status/1084135952199634944

https://twitter.com/TheEngancheRole/status/1084132344028528640

https://twitter.com/clancyclancy9/status/1084131372887728129

https://twitter.com/MoManeMino/status/1084124957267951616

https://twitter.com/UtkarshJos/status/1084122330979336192

Well, it seems Fabinho is the man Liverpool fans want to cover for the injured Joe Gomez right now.

The former Monaco man was given a lot of time by Klopp to adapt to his new surroundings and that decision appears to be paying dividends.

Fabinho almost turned the game in Liverpool's favour against City when he came on and is proving to be a really versatile presence in the squad.

He's also able to slot in effectively at right-back, which is perhaps why Klopp allowed Nathaniel Clyne to leave for Bournemouth.

Clyne with Bournemouth

It took a little bit of time, but Fabinho looks like he was a very, very smart acquisition.

Topics:
Football
Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Virgil van Dijk
Joel Matip
Dejan Lovren
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Liverpool

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