The combative Brazil midfielder joined Jurgen Klopp's side for £39 million from Monaco in the summer of 2018.
But it was a slow start to life at Liverpool for the 26-year-old, who didn't make a Premier League debut until October of last year despite being fit.
However, it's probably fair to say that the towering figure hasn't looked back since and he has been a massive player for Jurgen Klopp over the past 12 months.
Fabinho helped the club to a sixth Champions League title in June and, barring a major miracle, he will be lifting a Premier League trophy with the Reds - who have an eight-point lead at the top of the table - come May.
And although Merson admits that he's been 'absolutely outstanding' for Liverpool, the former Arsenal man concedes that he originally wasn't convinced it'd be a good signing.
He told Sky Sports News: "At first I wasn’t [convinced] when he came from Monaco. Now, I think he’s absolutely outstanding, I think he’s one of the first players on the team-sheet.”
This is a classy admission from Merson. He got it totally, totally wrong, but at least he is big and bold enough to take responsibility and admit that's the case.
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