Before this season, Fabinho had only netted three times for the Reds; his record for goals in a single season was two, that being in 2019/20.
With a well-taken effort from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner on Sunday, though, the No. 3 has now doubled his output for the previous three campaigns in just 27 games this term.
It was a deserved victory for Liverpool, albeit a hard-fought one as they survived the difficult conditions and a battling opponent to take the three points.
Oh my Fab , you are Fabulous
— Rebeca Tavares (@reebecatavares) February 13, 2022
Yesssss Fab ?? Play him up top imo
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) February 13, 2022
FABINHO is actually a natural goalscorer in 2022, 5 goals this year ?
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) February 13, 2022
Fabinho since the start of the year…. pic.twitter.com/sFBVsykgH0
— ???²³ (@LuisDiazzler) February 13, 2022
Fabinho ever since Salah and Mane went to AFCON pic.twitter.com/cUZ4bEwdhb
— RonaldoFan7 (@ManUtdRonaldo7) February 13, 2022
Someone needs to tell Fabinho that Sadio and Mo are back pic.twitter.com/r9r1F1gAjT
— Bart "Won it Six Times" Hobson (@BartHobson) February 13, 2022
This Fabinho goal scoring patch pic.twitter.com/JjzEynIA03
— ? (@J_VVD4) February 13, 2022
• Clean sheet.
• Fabinho best DM in the league.
• Zero injuries.
• Squad depth is finally good.
• Can’t ask for more.
Inter Milan (A) next.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) February 13, 2022
— Michael Reid (@michael_reid11) February 13, 2022
Fabinho has more G/A this season in the league than Chelsea's record signing pic.twitter.com/6pn3HcpEwa
— Matipinho ?? (@MatipinhoGaucho) February 13, 2022
Gonna be mad in May when Salah and Jota are the top two scorers in the league and Fabinho is third
— John Gibbons (@johngibbonsblog) February 13, 2022
Goals in 2022: Fabinho 5 Cristiano Ronaldo 0.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) February 13, 2022
It is a hugely impressive record for Fabinho who, though an accomplished penalty taker, has never been regarded as a real goalscoring threat throughout his career.
Liverpool now have seven players with at least five goals already this term, having only seen four break that figure in the previous season; it is the same amount as in the entirety of the title-winning campaign.
Klopp cannot rely on Fabinho as a regular goalscorer, of course, with his role focused deeper in midfield, but it is a bonus that the 28-year-old is finding the back of the net on a frequent basis this season.
Particularly if those goals seal three points in a slog at Turf Moor!