Fabinho feels that Liverpool retaining their Premier League title would be a significant achievement, to be more special after a long wait of 30 years. The Reds had a terrible time this season experiencing tight fixture schedules and frequent injuries, followed by the revision of Football guidelines.
The Brazilian believes that if his team could defend their title, it would earn them a place alongside history’s best sides. The manager Jurgen Klopp is striving to maintain the winning pace to restore their position for this season’s victory.
The Reds ended a 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England in July with a whopping 18-point advantage over Manchester City.
FABINHO & LIVERPOOL THIS SEASON:
Liverpool’s title defense was said to be over after long term injuries to Van Dijk and Joe Gomez. But Fabinho dropped deeper into central defense and has hardly put a wrong foot.
The Reds sit two points clear of second-placed Everton and are clear favorites to retain their title in the spring.
Retaining the league title is no mean feat with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City being the only team to win back-to-back English top-flight titles in the last decade.
Fabinho said in an Interview:
“This team will be remembered for how well we play, the quality of our football, and for winning the title,”
“But to fight for the second one would put us further into football history. It would put us up there with teams in the Premier League that have won back to back titles.
“It would put us on a higher level and put us with the best teams in the history of the league.”– Fabinho
Talking about the difficulties faced this season:
“Taking into account everything that has happened this year, the difficulties of no fans in the stadiums and the busy run of fixtures and injuries we have had, it all adds to making the second title more special than the first one if we could do it.
“It would show that we have this constant desire at the club to be winners.”
Fabinho has helped steady the ship after the injury to Virgil van Dijk. Consequently, he has earned comparisons to Liverpool’s Dutch rock with his assured performances.
If Liverpool does go back-to-back, the Brazilian will doubtlessly be hailed as one of the heroes of the campaign.
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