Watch: Carra analyses ‘outstanding’ Fabinho in Virgil van Dijk absence


Despite losing Virgil van Dijk to a serious injury, Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool‘s style of defending hasn’t changed. 

Since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in 2015, the Reds have become renowned for the intensity and efficiency of their pressing.

They also play a high defensive line, with their centre-backs positioned roughly around the halfway line when in possession.

Some critics felt that Van Dijk’s season-ending injury would ruin their plans and derail the title challenge, but they have conceded just three goals in all competitions since losing the Netherlands international.

While working as a pundit for Sky Sports, Carragher analysed the subtle tactical changes and also praised Fabinho and Joel Matip’s performances in the 3-0 win over Leicester.

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