Jimmy Carragher insisted that Liverpool did not need to sign another center back after Fabinho’s impressive performance against Chelsea.
Brazilian midfielder, Who was sometimes seconded to the role last season, was called up again at center-back.
With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip injured and Diane Lovren sold to Zenit St Petersburg, Fabinho was on Virgil Van Dyck’s side against the Blues.
Some supporters have suggested that the Reds should recruit another center back to replace Lovren, as a result.
However, with Thiago Adding another option in midfield after arriving from Bayern Munich this week, Carragher believes Fabinho’s performance at Stamford Bridge has proven Liverpool need not reinvest in that position.
“There was talk of Liverpool needing a center back. Lovrin is on the left, Matip. You can’t trust a physique and that leaves Joe Gomez.”
“But I thought it was great today. Players who play in midfield – play a role in midfield for sure – usually read the game well, and have a great understanding of the game.
“Sometimes I would watch Fernandinho play in this position last season for Manchester City, I thought he was excellent, and so was Fabinho today.
A deal worth more than £ 41m has been agreed to take the striker to Anfield from Wolverhampton, and he is ready to start playing with Jurgen Klopp.
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“That puts any idea that Liverpool think they need another center back because they have a lot of midfielders and they need to play those matches.
“I think if he falls into the center back at times, that’s another space in midfield that other players can play as well.
I really thought Juergen Klopp would put Virgil van Dijk on the right and Fabinho on the left, to deal with Timo Werner’s pace, not because the manager knew he was going to play from the left, but even when he plays in the middle, he likes the left channel, but he didn’t Do.
“He left Fabinho there. Two or three times in the first half, I thought he was really in danger, but he handled it nicely.”