Van Dijk tells Liverpool star he's Man of the Match vs Chelsea instead of Mane

Virgil van Dijk has hailed Fabinho as Liverpool’s Man of the Match following their 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

Two second-half goals from Sadio Mane sealed the three points for the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge.

Fabinho, meanwhile, started alongside Van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s defence following injuries to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

The Brazilian, who has played a key role at Liverpool as their midfield anchor, impressed at centre-back as he managed to get the better of the lively Timo Werner.

And Van Dijkwas full of praise for Fabinho’s display at Stamford Bridge.

When asked about Fabinho’s performance against Chelsea after the game, Van Dijk told LFC TV: ‘Outstanding.

‘I just told him as well I think he was man of the match today.

‘To keep a striker like Werner, don’t let him score, a bit unlucky with the penalty incident, but overall he was outstanding.

‘Everyone knows how good he is.

‘But it shows also that we need everyone.

‘We were a bit unlucky with the injuries now but hopefully everyone comes back, it’s going to be such a long season.’

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