Yorkshire Pirlo is unfamiliar with the people who come to his lawn and control the roost. Kalvin Phillips is Leeds United and Elland Road is his domain, not anyone else’s.
Until Sunday afternoon. Fabinho’s 3-0 win makes it easier as Mohamed Salah grabs the headline for his position in the Premier League’s 100 clubs and everyone is worried about Harvey Eliot’s nasty injury. Showing good control is overlooked.
However, the Brazilian’s role in Liverpool’s other away success shows that he is increasingly influential on the rejuvenated title chaser. The Red Jaguar Note, along with Fabinho, is definitely easy to grab and re-gear.
It’s no secret that Leeds is at full throttle, especially playing at home. They want it more than ever because of a visit to the larger side of the Premier League behind the noisy Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men went off to Liverpool and tried to put them on their hind legs. Phillips was at the heart of all their play. But after some early worries, Fabinho intervened to calm the storm, and the rest of the match unfolded into his will.
When asked about where he won the match, Klopp was clear about the part of the pitch that his side focused on.
“We defended very bravely and prevented aggressive players from getting on the ball,” Klopp said. “Our idea was to cut Phillips. This was important for cutting the paths they wanted to play around him, which robbed them of their game plan.”
Starting with Jordan Henderson’s absence, Thiago seemed much more reassured in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield, but at the heart of Klopp’s Elland Road methodology was a man.
In the first half alone, Fabinho took advantage of his ability to read games that you couldn’t teach, and made five interceptions, more than all other players combined.
The return of Henderson and Virgil van Dijk helped Liverpool return to a solid title candidate much faster than many expected this season, and other long-term defensive absences from last season’s meek title defense. Has returned to give Klopp a choice again.
However, the returning defender can also guarantee that Fabinho will have the greatest influence.
Last season was only confusing for Brazilians, given that they were often returned to back four to represent their hit teammates. But you wouldn’t know he was a makeshift centre-back after returning from the performance there.
But the central midfield is where Brazilians can really make a difference and give the best midfield anchors in the game, like the dazzling afternoon Philips.
The fact that Fabinho scored his fourth goal in the Premier League and scored a score sheet on Elland Road away from Anfield for the first time since joining the club in 2018 puts Merseyside behind a perfect afternoon job. I made sure to go back.
Thomas Tuchel built the Chelsea Revolution around the controls his team could have in the middle of the park. Two midfield anchors have been chosen as the weapons of many top teams.
Gareth Southgate resisted the temptation to shed countless offensive midfielders in the euro this summer. This is the importance of its control in the middle of the heart, especially in modern times. Engolocante is of utmost importance to Chelsea’s success and ask Pep Guardiola where Manchester City would be without Fernandinho.
Klopp’s man is Fabinho, returning to where he belongs as a central part of Liverpool’s constantly improving unit, the Liverpool boss can rest assured that his side is in a competent hand. increase.