Jurgen Klopp: "We defended together really well"

Jurgen Klopp gave this thoughts on his side's excellent defensive performance and Fabinho's highly-anticipated return to midfield.
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Liverpool qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals after defeating RB Leipzig 2-0 on Wednesday. 

Despite wastefulness early on, the Reds scored two quick-fire goals through Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané to wrap up the tie.

Jurgen Klopp opted to play Fabinho in his preferred defensive midfield role for the first time since the Merseyside derby on 17th October. It turned out to be an astute decision as the Brazilian put on an inspired display. 

I asked him [Fabinho] after the game, 'you like the number six more then?'

Previously nicknamed 'Dyson' by Klopp for his ability to clear up in the middle of the pitch, Fabinho did just that. He limited RB Leipzig to just a few clear-cut chances by putting in decisive challenges and constantly disrupting their momentum.

Liverpool also looked far more reliable at the back, thanks to Nathaniel Phillips and Ozan Kabak's inspired partnership. "We had to press them - they had to play these long balls."

The result now means that Liverpool have kept six clean sheet out of their eight Champions League matches this season - impressive considering the defensive issues they have endured.

The question now is, can Liverpool build on their European form and secure a coveted top four finish?