"He is like Van Dijk in the midfield": Pundit praises 28-year-old Liverpool man

Pundit Tony Cascarino has recently praised Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.

The Brazil international has missed the club's previous three matches due to a knee injury.

With that being the case, Cascarino has made it clear that he 'hates it' when Fabinho is unavailable for selection.

The 59-year-old further added that Fabinho reminds him of centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

“I hate it when Fabinho is not in the team,” Cascarino told talkSPORT, as quoted by HITC. “I really think he is like Van Dijk in the midfield, for me.

“He controls things. He moves things around. He stops the opposition.”

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Despite the fact that Fabinho and Van Dijk play in different positions, we can see where Cascarino is coming from.

Both players are very composed with and without the ball for Liverpool. Overall, Fabinho has been a fine servant for the Reds.

The 28-year-old has made 131 appearances for the club. Fabinho has also won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League title during his three years at Anfield.

On another note, the midfielder returned to training earlier this week, which highlights that he is over his knee injury.

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Lachlan Ballingall
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.
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