Video: Jurgen Klopp discusses Fabinho’s performance against Ajax

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Fabinho following his performance against Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Klopp has hailed Fabinho’s ability to play at both centre-back and defensive midfield, citing his display in defence at home to Bayern Munich last season. He also points out that it was a tough task for the Brazilian because he had not played with Joe Gomez as a centre-back pairing before.

Speaking to BBC Merseyside Sport (1:06), Klopp spoke about Fabinho’s performance and the need for an understanding between the back four.

Fabinho put in a colossal defensive performance against Ajax as he registered four tackles and four interceptions at centre-back. He also added three aerial wins, nine clearances and a block to round off an outstanding display to prove that he has the quality to perform at the top level despite being out of position as a natural midfielder. He was given an impressive WhoScored rating of 8.71, following on from his last game at centre-back against Chelsea in the Premier League when he achieved a rating of 7.44.