Joel Matip has defended manager Jurgen Klopp’s tactical set-up, despite admitting that it’s sometimes hard for a defender.
We’ve not won in four and both our backline and boss have come under severe scrutiny a a result.
Matip believes the fallout has been exaggerated and has suggested that we’ve actually been unlucky since the international break – which is undeniably true when you consider the referee decisions that affected the Manchester City and Hull games.
“Everything has its positive and negative sides but I have no doubt about our way of playing,” Matip told NBC Sports.
“I cannot just 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.”
Matip has been struggling this week with an injury picked up last weekend, but will hopefully be able to start on Saturday against Leicester.
We vitally need a win, really, although the Cameroonian may have to line up alongside Ragnar Klavan rather than Dejan Lovren.
The latter is still suffering from a sore back and it’s kept him out of training this week.