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Fabinho opens up about Firmino’s importance to Liverpool

Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has praised his compatriot Roberto Firmino’s ability to play numerous roles in the team. 

After enduring a slow start to life at Anfield, Fabinho has impressed as a member of Liverpool’s midfield in recent weeks.

The former Monaco player joined last summer, seemingly clicking with his fellow countryman on the pitch as the Reds sit on top of the Premier League table after 23 games.

Fabinho identified Roberto Firmino’s most impressive quality, which is his adaptability to play in a number of different positions at the tip of Liverpool’s attack, and thus perform various functions for the team.

“Firmino is a player who is really good at adapting to different positions. He is a No.9 but he helps a lot in build-up play,” Fabinho told liverpoolfc.com.

“He is very important to the team in many stages of the game; he plays as if in the No.10 role or a No.8 role, he is a really smart guy who adapts to what the team needs.

“He is great at playing with his back to goal and, like I said, in build-up play and starting attacks. He helps a lot in general teamwork as well as being a top finisher. So, yes, he is a really important player for us.”

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