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Liverpool defender Van Dijk: What I told Fabinho after Chelsea win

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk hailed the performance of Fabinho for victory at Chelsea.

The Brazilian was played at the back and shone in the 2-0 win.

“Outstanding," the Dutchman told Liverpoolfc.com of Fabinho, who topped his side's totals for tackles (four), interceptions (four) and possession gains (12) on the day.

“I just told him as well I think he was Man of the Match. To keep out a striker like [Timo] Werner and don't let him score, overall he was outstanding.

“Everyone knows how good he is but it shows also that we need everyone. We are a bit unlucky with the injuries now but we'll need everyone back because it's such a long season."

Van Dijk added: “It was a good performance overall. It's not nice to give a penalty away and it was bit unlucky from Thiago [Alcantara], I think. But overall we dominated.

“Obviously the red card helps a little bit, we can't deny that, but even before that we created moments of danger and we were very concentrated and very ready to get the good result."

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