Manchester United winger Antony has praised Liverpool midfielder Fabinho on his Instagram account.
The two Brazilians will take part in the Selecao’s upcoming friendlies against Ghana (September 23) and Tunisia (September 27).
Fabinho posted a picture of himself, Antony and Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha enjoying the international break.
Antony responded to the post by saying:
“You are the best.”
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Fabinho, whose Liverpool side have faltered both domestically and in Europe.
The Anfield team sit eighth in the league having won just two of their first six league games.
They had a similar ride in the Champions League, where they suffered a demoralizing 4-1 defeat by Napoli on September 7th.
Liverpool are second in Group A after a crucial 2-1 win over Ajax on September 13.
The former AS Monaco midfielder’s performances drew criticism as he was unable to continue the impressive form he showed last season.
Meanwhile, Antony launched his Manchester United career with a debut goal against Arsenal in a 3-1 win.
The winger became Manchester United’s most expensive signing when the Red Devils paid Ajax £85.5million to lure him to Old Trafford.
Both Fabinho and Antony will be looking to lead Brazil to the FIFA World Cup when the tournament kicks off in November.
Brazil is the current World Cup record holder, having won the tournament five times.
They are among the front-runners to win this year’s competition, with the likes of Neymar, Antony and Vinicius Jr thriving.
Manchester United and Liverpool battle it out for the top 4
It seems Liverpool won’t be in contention for the Premier League title if their current form continues.
There’s a good chance they’ll face a battle with players like Erik ten Hag for a place in the top four.
Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich has left the Merseysiders at a loss from an attacking perspective.
Darwin Nunez’s £80million signing has yet to pay off and Jurgen Klopp’s midfield looked extremely lackluster.
Meanwhile, United are converted by Ten Hag and have won four straight league games.
It’s still a season of adjustment for the Red Devils, who have been boosted by the arrival of the likes of Antony, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.
The two Premier League heavyweights previously met at Old Trafford on 22 August, with Manchester United winning 2-1 on that occasion.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-you-best-manchester-united-winger-antony-heaps-praise-28-year-old-liverpool-star?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “You are the best” – Manchester United winger Antony heaps praise on 28-year-old Liverpool star