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Owen heaps praise on unsung hero for Liverpool

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A number of Liverpool stars are praised for their impact on the team but Fabinho doesn’t get the credit he deserves, claims Michael Owen.

Michael Owen has lauded Liverpool midfielder Fabinho and he has suggested that he does not get enough credit for what he gives the team.

The Brazilian joined Liverpool in 2018 after impressing for French outfit Monaco. He joined the Reds for an initial fee of around £39m.

Fabinho shone during his first two years at the club as he was a key player en route to their Champions League and Premier League triumphs.

Liverpool have had to deal with a lot of injuries this season. This has meant that for much of this campaign, Fabinho has played as a centre-back.

The Brazillian has coped well with his positional change as he has been one of their best players this term. In recent weeks, he has moved back into midfield and he has continued to shine for Liverpool.

He was particularly impressive against Arsenal, prompting praise from Michael Owen.

As cited by the Liverpool Echo, Owen said that Fabinho “sniffs danger out” better than anyone in the Premier League:

“It’s important to get him in there. He does unbelievable work. Every single game you watch him. It’s one of those unless you are watching out for him.

“He is probably one that goes by because he’s not the one making these creative passes or he’s not one who scores too many goals. But he sniffs danger out virtually better than anybody in the Premier League.”