Jürgen Klopp discussed the possibility of Fabinho playing at centre-back as he looked ahead to Liverpool's Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich.

The Reds will be without Virgil van Dijk for Tuesday night’s last-16 first leg due to suspension and Dejan Lovren faces a race against time to recover from a hamstring injury.

Fabinho could therefore be deployed in defence, though Klopp stressed there will be a collective responsibility on the whole team to keep the German giants at bay.

“If – if – [Fabinho plays there] in the Champions League against Bayern Munich it’s not an easy job,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

“But we thought it makes sense we don’t leave our last row alone defending against Bayern; [so] it all depends how we defend in general. That’s it.

“There will be a lot of moments where we have to defend and we worked on that, we tried to work on that because we respect the quality of Bayern Munich a lot – speed, technique, experience, it’s all there what you need to be successful.

“We respect that and we try to make the best of the situation.”