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Liverpool boss Matip heaps praise on Klopp for defensive tactic

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has praised Jurgen Klopp for his three man defence tactic.

The German has brought on another central defender when trying to hold onto a lead late in matches.

And Matip believes the manager's decision has helped solidify the defence.

"Normally I would say it always helps to have another centre-back on who helps with the defence – who has defending in his mind, in his head – to give more solidity in the last few minutes, but of course you also have to adapt to the new situation.

"We have done this a few times now though so it is no longer a new situation for the players on the pitch to deal with.

"Maybe the manager will start with three at the back if a certain situation requires it, or it fits well for a game. I don't know, but it's an opportunity that maybe we will use."

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