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Liverpool midfielder Thiago has raved about his teammate Fabinho on Football Focus on the BBC.

Thiago has outlined the attributes of the Brazil international defensive midfielder and has highlighted what he brings to the team.

Thiago said about Fabinho on Football Focus on the BBC: “Fabinho is an amazing player. He gives us a lot in the midfield, his intelligence and power in the midfield that can help in a defensive way and we can have more freedom when we attack.”

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Fabinho is one of the best players in the Premier League, and the 27-year-old’s importance in the current Liverpool team cannot be understated at all.

The Brazilian has been deployed as a centre-back for much of the season, thanks to injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

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The former AS Monaco star has done his job extremely well in defence, and now that Nathaniel Phillips and Ozan Kabak are at the back, he is starting to play in midfield once again.

One of the reasons why Thiago has not been at his best this season is because the Spain international central midfielder has not had Fabinho alongside him in the middle of the park.

According to WhoScored, the 27-year-old has made 20 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League and has made five starts and one substitute appearance in the Champions League for Liverpool so fat this season.