Fred, a midfielder for Manchester United, has been praised by Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, as a “very good player.”
This is in spite of the Brazilian receiving harsh criticism every week from commentators like Gabriel Agbonlahor.
On Monday, Manchester United hosted Liverpool at Old, coming off a 4-0 loss to Brentford the previous weekend.
Both teams will like to improve on bad starts to their campaigns after losing their opening two league games to Fulham and Crystal Palace. Liverpool has yet to earn their first victory of the season.
Klopp has heard the criticism, noting in particular that Agbonlahor, a former Aston Villa player, dislikes the Brazilian, but he disagrees with those who have denigrated the midfielder.