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Fabinho misses the first big test for Liverpool


Arsenal Alexandre Lacazette left the ball from Liverpool Fabinho in the English Premier League match. Photo by Tim Ireland / AP Photo

His biggest test was on a Liverpool shirt, Fabinho flopped.

If the top Premier League football match ever had a collision, then Fabinho would testify.

Frenetic and unbridled, among the English football titans this clash – as we expected – played in overdrive. At times it was too much for Brazil.

Reporting in September, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp predicted that the 43.7 million-strong arrival in Monaco needed six months to adapt to English football.

This evidence seems to be rather optimistic for Klopp's performance.

I did not mean the lack of workforce, no matter. Fabinho tried. He's trying very hard.

However, maintaining such work performance and reducing quality is not a real sign of the highest level of footballer.

Here at Emirates, Fabinho had the job of trying to keep up, not to mention the encounter.

Before the fight against Arsenal, the only other Premier League action was 21 minutes against Huddersfield and 90 minutes against Cardiff last week.

Fabinho, welcome to the Premier League. Arsenal versus Liverpool is a serious business – you already know.

With Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita returning from injury, Fabinho felt good on the sidelines in the not too distant future.

After being booked, Fabinho dropped a late red card after falling into Mesut Ozil in the second half. But that would be unfair.

Of course, this makes it a lot easier. Not every opposition will be as good as Arsenal. Indeed, under Unai Emery, Space researchers showed tremendous improvement.

And Fabinho was the first to experience what to do at Anfield. It is his job to prove that he is able to make the necessary improvements in his game.

In the 25-year-old Middle Ages, South American Lucas Torreira, who grows in every respect, was largely in the background.

Ever since he came from Sampdoria in the summer, he replaced the Uruguayan game for English football. But as the first Premier League day began against Everton on September 23, it was a revelation.

Supported by Granit Xhaka, whose development is under Emery, Torreira has helped the hosts through the midfield in most of the game.

Terrier-like, the midfielder was relentless in his work. Get the ball back, or collect four of your backs before I give it to an attacking player.

Everything is very simple. Everything is very effective. Arsenal has been crying for a middle midfielder for years.

If signed earlier, maybe a certain French may be in the Emirate.

And finally, Torreira and his team deserved their performance. Despite the 12th fight – 11 wins – the jury remained at Emery Arsenal.

These results came to the troops they expected. The two games against the two – against Manchester City and Chelsea – were both lost.

Liverpool was the test to see how far they are in Emery. They were clearly handed over.

Under Arsene Wenger he would have half expected to be in the Arsenal cave after James Milner was led by Liverpool. This is no longer the case.

Indeed, with Torreira Steel and midfield hardness is one of the most important elements of Arsenal's newly discovered spine.

The Uruguayans arrived in England. Fabinho must follow.

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