Klopp has hailed our two full-backs, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne.
The two players are playing much further forward under Klopp than they were under Rodgers, and the German thinks they are two of the most important players in his side.
Speaking to SkySports on their Monday night football show, he said the modern full-back was more like a midfielder these days:
“This kind of full-back now is more like a midfield player,” Klopp said (cited on Echo).
“They play in half-spaces, they play really high. They are wingers sometimes, sometimes centre midfielders. The rule is: be an option in terms of getting a pass or be protection.
“If you are an option you can be high or you can be in the half space. Full-back is a wonderful position because you are always involved.”
Our two full-backs have now created more chances than any other full-backs in the league. Clyne has made 13 chances, while Milner has fashioned 12. Milner, of course, missed the first game of the season after picking up a knock against Barcelona.
Their passing stats are also impressive. Milner has made 140 passes in the final third of the pitch while Clyne has made 146. Most interestingly, 75% of all Clyne’s passes have been in the opposition’s half. 64 percent of Milner’s have been.
With those stats, it’s easy to see why Flanno was loaned out and Moreno has been dropped!