Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has praised Fabinho for his brilliant performance over the weekend.
The Brazilian midfielder played as a makeshift centre back to deal with the threat of Timo Werner and was instrumental in shutting down the German.
‘He [Fabinho] was a monster! Unbelievable, but it’s what I expect of him,’ Alisson said.
‘If it’s a surprise for you I would be surprised, because he is a top player.
‘Anywhere he played, from number six or centre back, he always does his best and his quality permits him to play in different positions.
‘He’s a really smart player on movements and also one-v-ones. That was needed against [Timo] Werner, against [Kai] Havertz and the other players with really good quality, so I congratulate him as he was in my opinion man of the match.’
Alisson also spoke about his saved penalty in the weekend.
‘I’m really happy because in the Community Shield we lost on penalties,’ Alisson explained.
‘When the goalie doesn’t save any penalties you stay a little bit down and then you think, “I could do more, I could do it differently.”
‘But the secret is to keep on going, to know that you are in a good direction, in the right direction, working hard and we did it together – me, John [Achterberg], Jack [Robinson], and all the video team who help us a lot.
‘Also with the rebound, Millie [James Milner] and Virg [van Dijk] did really well and I think they showed confidence in me that I would save the penalty.’