Liverpool took another step towards their first ever Premier League title on Wednesday when they cast aside Crystal Palace with a 4-0 win at Anfield, with Fabinho emerging as the star of the show with a goal and an assist.
What was Fabinho's overall display like?
📷 Match Snapshot
For Jurgen Klopp's men to improve on their lacklustre outing against Everton on Sunday, it was key that the tempo to their passing was much higher against Palace, and Fabinho was one of the main instigators of this from the get-go, making sure that possession moved quickly.
It wasn't just his passes from side-to-side, either, but his range of passing, highlighted by his assist for the second goal.
A ⏱️ 45' With Palace sitting deep in their own third of the pitch, Fabinho bides his time before clipping a gorgeous, lofted pass over the top of Patrick van Aanholt at left-back, allowing Mohamed Salah to burst in behind via the channel to score.
⚽ ⏱️ 55' Ten minutes after the break, he would grab a deserved goal in what was probably the strike of the match. After being allowed far too much space in midfield, he strides forward before drilling a cracking strike into the right corner from 30 yards which went past the keeper in a flash.
The Brazilian's passing stats were remarkable, completing 91/93 balls to team-mates for a completion rate of 97.8%, while he enjoyed 107 touches of the ball which was the second-most of any midfielder in this round of Premier League fixtures.
He also won 8/12 duels, 5/6 tackles, and made four ball recoveries.
〽️ Rating Week-on-Week
No Liverpool player covered themselves in glory in the dismal 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside Derby. Fabinho did earn a 7.6 FC Rating which is not to be sniffed at, but he really stepped up a gear against Palace for his perfect 10 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Fabinho match stats
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