The Reds manager explained why he is able to switch positions with such ease - despite it "making sense" to the German to play him in midfield.
Klopp said: "I'd love to say it was just because of us and before he came here, he could have never played in any of the positions he plays - but that's just not true!
"I wouldn't even say Fab is a defensively minded player, he's more an organisational kind of player.
"He's very strategic, I don't know what he played in his youth in Brazil, but for Monaco and the national team he frequently played at right-back.
"He's also played in one of the double six positions, so he's just able to play centre-half - you can see that in so many situations.
"His challenging skills are just outstanding defensively and football wise he's good in small spaces, so it makes sense to play him in centre-midfield but he can play centre-half and we knew that.
"Thank God that we have him and with him and the other boys we have somebody to play in this position."