By 90Min
August 08, 2018

The Premier League season hasn't even started yet, and Liverpool's summer signing Fabinho has already made an excellent impression on the Anfield faithful - despite missing a penalty in the Reds' 3-1 home win over Torino on Tuesday.

The Brazilian scored all 15 of his Ligue 1 penalties for former club AS Monaco - only to shoot wide from the spot for his new club against the Serie A side.

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Apart from this aberration, Fabinho left Liverpool fans delighted with his display. In fact, before he was moved from midfield to central defence in the second half, the Brazilian drew comparisons with Steven Gerrard, one of the Reds' greatest ever midfielders.

One fan was remarkably specific in his comparison between Fabinho and Gerrard:

Another fan made a sharp-eyed and amusing observation about Fabinho's choice of footwear:

Of course, it is still very early days for the Brazilian, who is yet to play a competitive match for the Reds. It would be unfair to expect him to emulate Gerrard's prodigious achievements - the former England midfielder scored 186 goals in all competitions for the Reds in 17 seasons, including a vital strike in the stunning comeback win against Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

Nevertheless, the early signs seem to be promising for Fabinho - well, apart from the penalty miss, of course.

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