Liverpool star Fabinho was seen enjoying a private discussion with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in the tunnel after Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory on Tuesday evening.
Jürgen Klopp’s side will face a huge task next Wednesday to overcome it Tuesday’s defeat in the first leg of the quarter-finals. Los Blancos won 3-1, in part due to mistakes from Liverpool. Indeed, Trent Alexander-Arnold and defenders Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips experienced fragile moments.
This setback for her It led to the massive acceptance of Reds defender Andy Robertson ahead of the second leg.
Despite how Liverpool were defeated, midfielder Fabinho was still able to find time to laugh and joke with Perez after the match. The Brazilian had a stint at the Bernabéu in 2012, having joined from Rio Ave.
However, he spent most of his time playing with the Castilla team, having participated in more than 30 matches.
Ultimately he was handed his debut with Jose Mourinho at the end of the season. This came when he appeared on the bench in the 6–2 victory over Malaga.
But he never nailed it and eventually left for Monaco, where he became a household name.
After the match, Real Madrid winger Vinicius joined Fabinho and the man who brought him to the club, Perez, for a quick chat.
to me Brand, Perez highlighted how Fabinho’s game has changed since his time with Los Blancos.
“You played like a right back with us,” remembers Florentino, the Liverpool midfielder.
Fabinho Then he allegedly replied: “Yes, but to play as a right-back now … What a player in Vinicius.”
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Fabinho’s most prominent qualities
While Fabinho can still play at right back, these days he is known as a midfielder. Of course, He’s had to cover a lot in the center of defense for Liverpool too.
Sure enough, Fabinho’s development into a world-class midfielder was one thing Alberto Torrell, his former coach at Real Madrid Castilla, hadn’t expected a coming.
“He was very shy,” said Torell, “but you can immediately see his potential as a player.” Goal.
“When he got there, he held a position that was kinda weird for the type of footballer he was. He was 1.90 meters (6 feet 2 inches), but he was a right back, which is unusual, right?
“He sometimes played as a central defender, but not as a midfielder. At the time, he was not seen as a midfielder, although we weren’t sure where his best position would be in the future.”
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