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Jurgen Klopp’s answer to Andy Robertson defensive struggles is typically heartwarming

Klopp didn't sound particularly concerned at his new signing's supposed lack of ability in one-on-one situations

Jurgen Klopp is the man everyone wants to be their uncle.

From his honest approach to press conferences to his explosive displays on the touchlines, the German was a breath of fresh air in the Premier League last season.

In short, he’s clearly a pleasure to work under.

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That smile…

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That smile…

Klopp again proved his ability to protect his players after being asked about new signing Andy Robertson.

The Scottish defender joined Liverpool from Hull in an £8million deal, but questions have been raised about his ability to defend in one-on-one situations.

Not a problem for Klopp, who said: “He is cool, he is not too long in professional football. He played outstandingly well at Hull but people have said ‘In defensive one-on-ones he is not that good.’

“That’s not a problem. I can’t teach him playing football because he is already good at that but I can teach him how to deal with one-on-ones because I could do that and I was a really bad footballer.”

That moment when you find out you don’t have to play for Hull any more

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That moment when you find out you don’t have to play for Hull any more

Klopp is being slightly harsh on himself there. Playing more than 300 games over 11 years for German side Mainz is nothing to be sniffed at.

But in Klopp’s world the players come first.

Unless you’re Alberto Moreno…

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