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Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs to protect Ozan Kabak, Ben Davies and Nathaniel Phillips.

The former Liverpool defender, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has said that Kabak is already struggling.

The 20-year-old Turkey international central defender joined the Reds from Schalke in the January transfer window and had a disappointing game against Everton in the Merseyside derby at the weekend.

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Davies joined Liverpool from Preston North End on transfer deadline day, while Phillips, 23, has played for the Reds already this season.

Carragher believes that Liverpool manager Klopp cannot play a very high line at the back like he has been doing.

The Englishman said on Sky Sports: “This high line at this moment, Kabak is struggling early on in his Liverpool career, Ben Davies may come in, Nat Phillips is going to play. They need a bit more help and a bit more protection, and I think that could help them going forward.”

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Change of tactic?

Ozan, Davies and Phillips are not at the level of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, and it would make sense for Klopp not to play a very high line.

The aforementioned defenders have not played with each other, and it would take a while for them to get used to each other on the pitch.

Liverpool may not win the Premier League title this season, but they are very much in the running for the top four and are still in the Champions League.

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