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New Reds signing impressed for Liverpool during Wednesday night’s victory over at Anfield.

Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against Red Star Belgrade in their Champions League group C tie, seeing them lead the group on six points.

Whilst , and scored for ’s side, Fabinho was heavily involved during just his second start in a Reds shirt.

The Brazilian, who joined from Monaco in the summer, put in a man-of-the-match performance at the base of midfield alongside .

Klopp has taken time to bed the Brazilian in, but on Wednesday night’s evidence, he looked more than ready to stake a claim for a regular Reds starting spot.

He looked accomplished and creative on the ball, whilst proving to be a nuisance for Red Star off the ball.

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Fabinho won all of his aerial duels on the night, whilst making 9 tackles and boasting a 90% successful pass rate – the highest on the Reds’ side. He also completed 21 forward passes in the attacking third – joint top with Wijnaldum.

Speaking after the game, Klopp was full of praise for Fabinho’s performance: “Very good. Very, very good. The present for his birthday was not that he was in the line-up, it was that we played his favourite system with a double-six!

“He played really well and it was good to see. He was very aggressive and everything was there. For his first game for a while, his second [start] from the beginning, it was good, really good.

“It is quite impressive what people saw tonight. It always helps a player if you play a good game – it helped us tonight and helped him. That was the start, so let’s carry on.

Watch Fabinho’s excellent performance below.

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