Fabinho has become Liverpool's most important player with his versatility crucial according to compatriot Alisson.
The Brazilian joined the Reds two years ago from Monaco and has performed at a consistently high level.
Jurgen Klopp has played him most regularly at the base of the midfield but Fabinho can also slip in at the heart of defence.
Originally he filled the void left by the injured Virgil van Dijk before he too suffered an issue which has kept him out for several weeks.
It goes to show the depth of Fabinho's skillset and Alisson believes that makes him integral at Anfield and with Brazil.
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"I believe that Fabinho is the most important player for both the club and the national team," He told Globo Esporto
"He is a very important player wherever he is, he always proves his worth on the pitch.
"He had been playing for Van Dijk and, unfortunately, with his injury he has been missing for Brazil too.
"He can play as a number six, as a defender, he was a wide player in the past and these characteristics bring even more value to him."
The 27-year-old played 39 times in all competitions last term as he helped Klopp's side deliver the title.
Fabinho could return when the Premier League resumes as Liverpool clash with high-flying Leicester.
A return would be timely after the Reds were dealt another injury blow when Joe Gomez withdrew from the England squad.
He has undergone surgery after suffering an injury in training.
A host of Liverpool's leading lights have been absent this term with Trent Alexander-Arnold unavailable for England after picking up in injury in their game with Manchester City on Sunday.
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