By Jack Bezants for MailOnline
Published: 12:17 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 12:17 BST, 1 April 2019
The doubt that enshrouded the early months of Fabinho's time at Anfield may have completely disappeared but the proof of his value to Liverpool is shown best in three substitute appearances.
Again, this time against Tottenham at Anfield, Fabinho galvanised Liverpool when he was introduced in the 77th minute. He got them further up the field, injected impetus and urgency to their play but until Huge Lloris spilled Mohamed Salah's header, it looked like too little, too late.
His occasional omission from Liverpool's starting line-up is starting to become a cause for uncertainty among supporters.
Fabinho produced a brief but key display in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday
Fabinho's presence in midfield helped Liverpool get control of the game in the last 10 minutes
Fabinho replaced James Milner in the 77th minute against Tottenham with the score 1-1
It was the same in Munich in March, when