Fabinho claims Virgil van Dijk is Jurgen Klopp’s FAVOURITE at Liverpool

Fabinho claims Virgil van Dijk is Jurgen Klopp’s FAVOURITE at Liverpool, says Roberto Firmino is the club’s most talented player and names the crunching challenge on Luis Suarez that he got booked for as the tackle he likes most from his career so far

  • Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has taken part in a Q&A on his Instagram story 
  • The Brazilian answered fans’ questions from the poolside while on holiday 
  • Fabinho revealed that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s teacher’s pet is Virgil van Dijk  

Fabinho has spilled some insider knowledge of the Liverpool dressing room, revealing Virgil van Dijk is Jurgen Klopp‘s favourite as he took some cheeky digs at team-mate Joel Matip. 

The versatile Red is soaking up the sun on holiday after heartbreak for the Brazilian in the Copa America final, refreshing ahead of a return to Merseyside for the end of pre-season. 

The 27-year-old staged an Instagram Q&A from his sun lounger beside the pool, even entertaining fans with his impression of a Scouse accent. 

Fabinho took part in an Instagram Q&A for his fans while on holiday ahead of the new season

The midfielder revealed that Virgil van Dijk is Jurgen Klopp's favourite in his Reds team

Fabinho also said that Roberto Firmino is his most talented team-mate

He believes Virgil van Dijk is Jurgen Klopp’s favourite, and Firmino is the most talented Red

Asked ‘who’s the gaffer’s favourite?’ Fabinho simply replied ‘VVD’, Anfield’s big Dutch centre-back. 

Van Dijk is still making the final steps of his rehabilitation after suffering an ACL injury in October, and Klopp will be desperate to have his defensive rock back. The impact of the star’s injury last season certainly justifies the German’s favouritism.      

The Brazilian was also asked for his favourite tackle of his career, attaching a shot of his wild lunge on Luis Suarez in the 2018-19 Champions League semi-final with the words ‘just ball ref.’ 

The challenge earned him a booking, but wiping-out the former Liverpool striker on the way to a 4-0 win on that memorable Anfield night will only be a sweet memory.   

Joel Matip was the target os some friendly banter too, insisting he's faster and better looking

Joel Matip was the target os some friendly banter too, insisting he’s faster and better looking

After reporting that his wife Rebeca is ‘beautiful as always’, Fabinho turned his attention to teasing a popular Anfield team-mate. 

‘Who is faster, you or Joel (Matip)?’ one fan wrote, with Fabinho answering: ‘Of course it’s me.’ 

He then quipped ‘do I have to answer this, really?’ and attached a picture of himself posing in front of a sunset in response to a question asking which of the duo was more ‘handsome.’  

The former Monaco man was a little more modest when asked who he believes is the Reds most talented player. 

Above a picture of Roberto Firmino sleeping on a plane he wrote ‘si senor’, picking his national team-mate out from the Reds’ star-packed squad.