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‘Fabinho Is Still A Midfielder’ Insists Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Fabinho is still a central midfielder predominantly, despite impressing in the centre of defence recently.

Fabinho filled in against Bayern Munich due to injuries to Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk and helped the Reds to a clean sheet at Anfield.

But Liverpool boss Klopp says he still sees Fabinho as a midfielder, “It’s brilliant to have him as an option for both positions, but his natural position is in midfield.

“That he can play centre-half makes him an unbelievably valuable player for us. We knew last year we’d lose Emre Can, who is a similar profile,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It was so important, it was always the plan that we’d have [Fabinho] for that as well. With four centre-halves, we didn’t think we’d have to use him there actually.

“But he can play the position obviously, that’s really good and helps us a lot. We will see what happens in the future but he is a midfielder and we will use him most of the time in that position.”

 
 

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