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Klopp Delighted With Fabinho In Defence

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Fabinho has proved that he can play in defence following his performance at centre half in the 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

The Reds have a defensive injury crisis and Fabinho, who usually plays in defensive midfield and has played at right-back, was drafted in as a centre back at the weekend.

The Reds boss was delighted with the display of the Brazilian and says he is convinced Fabinho can play there when called upon going forward.

“He is a brilliant player and I am happy that he can play (against Brighton) – it’s now pretty clear (that he can play in defence).

“It’s not like it came one attack after the other from Brighton. We had the ball most of the time, so then it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position.

“I think Brighton tried a little bit to bring the long balls and (Glenn) Murray around him. That’s what they did, by the way, against Joe Gomez in the home game as well.

“He did well in these situations and with the ball it’s absolutely clear. He has a defending brain and can do it in different positions, it’s good.”

 
 

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