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Fabinho's Tackling Was Proof The Art Still Exists In Football

Fabinho's Tackling Was Proof The Art Still Exists In Football

The Liverpool midfielder made just his second start for the Premier League club since his summer move from Monaco.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho belittled his lack of playing time since moving to England with a great display as Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

At the beginning of the summer, with the season barely over, Liverpool announced that they had signed Fabinho from Monaco. It was seen as a great signing especially as Jurgen Klopp's side had already signed Naby Keita for their midfield.

Fabinho was one of Monaco's top performers when the club won Ligue 1 and reached the final of the Champions League and one of the few they managed to keep hold of the following summer.

His move to Anfield was a good move for both parties as the Reds looked to add more options to the centre of the park.

However the Brazilian hasn't had much of a chance to make an impact so far this season with game time being pretty limited, whilst Keita has had a great start.

On Wednesday night Fabinho made just his second start as Liverpool continued their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade. The 25 year old was in good form and showed it with his brilliant tackling:

People are often talking about 'the game's gone' and usually it's because players 'aren't allowed' to tackle anymore.

Really if players just learn to tackle like Fabinho then they'll generally be okay. The former Fluminense player wins the ball cleanly everytime and doesn't endanger any opposition players.

With form like this, after only starting this game and the Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea, Klopp and the Liverpool fans have a lot to be happy about.

Fabinho congratulates Sadio Mane. Image: PA Images
Fabinho congratulates Sadio Mane. Image: PA Images

It was a good night all round for Klopp's men. They beat Red Star 4-0, Mo Salah continued his run of form with two goals and PSG and Napoli drew to leave the Reds top of the group and the Parisiens in trouble concerning qualification.

That's a night almost as big as Fabinho's tackling.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Premier League, Champions League