The Brazilian midfielder lined a defensive gap for his aspect after a string of accidents
With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip injured, Fabinho moved into the centre of defence alongside Virgil van Dijk and produced a nice show at Stamford Bridge.
Sadio Mane’s second-half brace lifted Liverpool to a second straight win to start the Premier League season, with the attacker earlier introduced down by Andreas Christensen that led to the defender being despatched off.
Klopp praised Fabinho for his efficiency, though Liverpool wanted a penalty save from Alisson to disclaim Jorginho to maintain their clear sheet.
“If Sadio would not have scored two targets, I feel Fab can be a correct contender for man of the match,” the Liverpool supervisor advised a information convention.
“I cherished his efficiency, he performed excellent. He helped us quite a bit with the ball and in defending as properly, so sure, a correct efficiency.”
Fabinho made a game-high 4 interceptions and gained possession 12 instances, whereas finishing 86 of his 89 passes.
In an additional increase for Liverpool, Thiago Alcantara made his debut, changing Jordan Henderson at half-time, and set a Premier League record in the space of just 45 minutes.
However Mane starred together with his brace and Klopp mentioned the attacker’s second purpose, when he dispossessed Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, highlighter Liverpool’s starvation.
“It says every little thing about that and it says every little thing concerning the staff as properly. I like that as a result of we now have these conditions rather a lot – that we chase the goalie,” he mentioned.
“I feel within the first half Sadio was actually near blocking it there already however you simply must do it. I adore it once we get the rewards for these sorts of conditions.
“The primary purpose was a pleasant piece of soccer, everyone concerned just about. [Roberto] Firmino cross after which Sadio is available in entrance of his man, so it is actually tough to defend. Good purpose and gave the sport the proper route. That is precisely what we now have to point out on a regular basis, that is what we wished to point out at present.
“I noticed us at present, I noticed us taking part in soccer at present and I am fully nice with that. I cherished it.”
Liverpool face Lincoln Metropolis within the EFL Cup on Thursday earlier than internet hosting Arsenal within the Premier League 4 days later.