Fabinho proved against Ajax he can do a job at centre-half for Liverpool this season with Virgil van Dijk out injured.
A glorious first-half goalline clearance kept the Reds in the lead in Amsterdam.
Ajax looked destined to score when Dusan Tadic lifted the ball over goalkeeper Adrian, who was deputising for also injured Alisson.
But versatile midfielder Fabinho, who was playing centre-half alongside Joe Gomez, somehow got there to hook the ball clear.
Liverpool fans were quick to hail the Brazilian on social media.
One posted on Twitter: "Play him CB all the time please."
Another added: "Best CB in the world after Virgil."
A third put: "Just make him there permanent."
Even a Chelsea fan commented: "Lol I'm a Chelsea fan, and when I saw Fabinho play at CB against us I thought he could start a brilliant partnership with Van Dijk but everyone called me crazy…"
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The Reds were also missing Thiago Alcantara in the middle of the park against Ajax, meaning James Milner and Curtis Jones got the nod.
It leaves Liverpool bare going into the winter period.
On Liverpool’s injuries, Klopp said before kick off tonight: "We don't think about it but are constantly then asked about it so it's then difficult not to think about it.
“But when we are alone we just focus on the way it always is.
“Depending on the quality of players you miss it's always like this.
“Then you focus on the players you have available and that's all you can do.
"Football depends on the quality of individual players but not as much as people might think.
“It's all about perception. You might think certain situations with Van Dijk might be different, yeah, you cannot change that. We don't think like this."
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