Jurgen Klopp praised Brighton’s backline and what Chris Hughton has accomplished with very few resources.

The Seagulls are 13th in the Premier League table and with just 29 goals conceded, they have let in two fewer than Arsenal while Manchester United have conceded three more this season.

Ahead of his side’s trip to Brighton, Klopp praised his opponent’s defence and named the players he thought most impressive for Chris Hughton’s outfit.

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“Apart from the top-six places, it’s just a tough place to go. The kind of defending they do, the style of play they have makes them special,” Klopp said ahead of Saturday’s clash.

“It’s really difficult in the Premier League to have the position they do with not massive money to invest. They do it really smart, really smart.

“Having Dunk and Duffy – outstanding centre-half pair. Balogun, I know from Germany as a fantastic boy to step in if he’s needed. The full-backs they are always really smart in bringing boys from wherever.”

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