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​Liverpool defender Matip defends Klopp's gegenpressing tactics

Joel Matip has thrown his support behind Jurgen Klopp's brand of high-pressure football.

Liverpool's defence has come under scrutiny with the club sitting in 8th position following draws with Burnley and Watford and a 5-0 loss to Manchester City.

The Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup during the week after losing 2-0 to Leicester, but the centre-back believes there is no reason to change their style of play.

"Everything has its positive and negative sides but I have no doubt about our way of playing," Matip told NBC Sports.

"I cannot stand at the back and our attackers go forward and there is so much big space. We all have to fit together.

"It is not always easy but this is our way of play. I think that is a good way of playing.

"We have had our good moments and also our not so good moments. We were punished for these and it was ruthless, the first few games, but we have to carry on.

"I am not in doubt about the quality in our team."

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