A defeat to Manchester City had got some fans fearing a wobble and these worries were increased when the extent of their injury crisis was revealed.
Virgil van Dijk, as good as he is, was the only fit senior centre-back ahead of the match but up stepped summer signing Fabinho to deliver an excellent and assured display to stop the Reds coming unstuck.
The Brazilian looked composed as he settled in alongside his Dutch team-mate and stifled any Brighton attacks which found their way towards him.
And on Twitter the Anfield faithful were quick to praise the player for this performance but, as you can see below, some couldn’t resist a dig at Dejan Lovren…
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A special mention for Fabinho this afternoon. The man has been under scrutiny since his move to England in the summer, but today he was solid in an unfamiliar position in what could have been a difficult away fixture. Brilliant.