Premier League champions Liverpool celebrated their long awaited title win following Wednesday’s 5-3 victory against Chelsea in the season ending match. Unfortunately, the festivity at the Anfield, as the Reds lifted the English top flight trophy after three decades, turned out to be a gloomy one for Fabinho, the Liverpool midfielder who suffered a burglary at his home during the celebrations.
Like his teammates, Fabinho was relishing the glorious moment following the 8 goal thriller versus the Blues. With Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifting the prestigious trophy, the Samba star was all in the mood for merrymaking, as he took to Twitter to share his joyous feelings.
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) July 23, 2020
Sweet turned sour: Fabinho suffers home robbery during Liverpool’s title celebration
As the Brazilian international was carousing with his teammates, news broke out about a robbery at his residence in the town of Formby in Merseyside. According to reports, the incident had taken place somewhere between Wednesday afternoon and early hours of Thursday, when the house was completely empty.
Thieves broke in and stole a number of valuable jewellery items and Fabinho’s Audi RS6, which was later recovered in Wigan. The police were called to the spot after Fabinho and his wife Rebeca Tavares found out about the burglary upon returning home.
“Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a burglary in Formby,” an spokesperson for Merseyside Police told Daily Mail, “No-one was in the property at the time of the incident but it was thought the burglary happened sometime between 3pm on Wednesday, 22 July and 4am on Thursday, 23 July.”
“The house and car have been forensically examined by Crime Scene Investigators and CCTV enquiries in the area are on-going,” the spokesperson further added.
The police also asked anyone in the area who had seen a grey Audi RS6 during the time of burglary to get in contact with the detectives.
While Fabinho himself has not said anything yet, Rebeca tweeted earlier today that they were safe.
For all those who are asking… we are safe! 🙏🏻
— Rebeca Tavares (@reebecatavares) July 24, 2020
With the superb victory over Chelsea, Liverpool finished their 2019-20 season with 96 points. Naby Keïta opened up the scoreline in the 23rd minute, followed by two back to back strikes from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum. Olivier Giroud scored the first goal for the visitors in the stoppage time.
Ten minutes into the second half, Roberto Firmino made it 4-1. Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic, the two youngsters scored the second and third goals for Chelsea, before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted in the fifth goal for Reds in the 84th minute.