Michael Owen has suggested on Premier League Productions that Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabinho should score more goals after finding the back of the net against Leeds United at Elland Road this past weekend.
Fabinho scored for Liverpool in their 3-0 win against 10-man Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday.
The 27-year-old, who played in defence on several occasions last season, found the back of the net in the 50th minute.
Former Liverpool striker Owen believes that Fabinho should score more goals.
The pundit has praised the Brazil international, and believes that the midfielder has been exceptional since he joined Liverpool from AS Monaco in the summer of 2018 for £39 million, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.
Owen said about Fabinho on Premier League Productions: “It’s not his forte, is it, scoring goals? He has been exceptional for Liverpool since he has been there.
“He has got a different role in the game, but he will still want to get on the scoresheet more.”
Should Fabinho score more goals?
Fabinho is a defensive midfielder and is not supposed to score goals.
The Brazilian’s job in the Liverpool team is to control the game from the middle of the park, protect the back-line and pass the ball to the attacking players who can weave their magic.
However, it is always good for a midfielder to score goals.
It gives the manager – Jurgen Klopp in this case – more options.
Fabinho has scored four goals in 89 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career.
If Fabinho can contribute with a few more goals this season, then it would greatly benefit the team, who would not have to rely on Mohamed Salah all the time.