West Ham star Declan Rice spoke exclusively to the Liverpool Echo last night, and raved about Liverpool ace Fabinho, naming the Brazilian as the best midfielder in the world at the moment, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The 25-year-old joined the Reds from Monaco in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £39 million, according to BBC Sport.
And despite a slow start to life at Anfield, his performances over the past 12 months or so have been immaculate.
West Ham star Rice is also one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, but it could be argued that he still has a way to go if he is to match Fabinho.
The 20-year-old Hammers ace spoke exclusively to the Liverpool Echo, and offered high words of praise for Liverpool’s South American star, responding when asked who is the best deep-lying midfielder in world football at the moment:
“At the moment, it’s Fabinho. He’s adapted to the Premier League really quickly. He’s strong and powerful. He sees a pass, reads the game well. I’ve got to say him.”
The way in which Fabinho goes about his business really is rather impressive. He does all of the seemingly simple things without fuss, and generally makes the game look easy.
In many ways, he is very similar to Rice, but he has four or five years more experience than the England international.
The West Ham youngster sometimes shows a certain kind of naivety, albeit not very often.
If Rice continues to improve, however, he will undoubtedly become a truly elite player.
And if the 20-year-old bases his game on Liverpool’s Fabinho, he will not go far wrong.