Fabinho hailed as 'best midfielder' in England
Fabinho hailed as 'best midfielder' in England
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Fabinho hailed as 'best midfielder' in England

Former Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has hailed Fabinho's influence at the club and believes he is the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League currently. 

The £43.7m acquisition from Monaco initially failed to settle in at Anfield but has developed forced his way into Jurgen Klopp's starting lineup in recent months. 

His impressive performances have caught the eye of Carragher, who thinks he is key to Liverpool's impressive runs in the Premier League

"I actually think he’s the best in the Premier League now in that position. Fernandinho looks like he’s fading out of the City team and Rodri is just coming in but I think since Christmas when he came in [to the team] you could argue he was Liverpool’s best player last season," he said after Liverpool's win over Burnley. 

"Right now I think he’s the best in that position. I think Liverpool paid between £40-50m, it was a few quid, he had a difficult start but that’s where Liverpool have improved this season. If you think of the start of last season how well they were playing but they didn’t have Fabinho," he added. 

Liverpool have a perfect start to the season following their 3-0 away win against Burnely, which gave them their fourth win in as many matches. 

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