Brighton & Hove Albion will host Liverpool in an English Premier League clash on Saturday, and manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of his opponent’s defense line.

Klopp, whose Liverpool side sits on top of the league table and four points clear of second-place Manchester City, is aware of Super Eagles’ Leon Balogun in the defense of Brighton.

Praising what manager Chris Hughton and his 13th-place side have achieved since gaining promotion to the Premier League in the 2017-18 campaign, Klopp singled out players, from all the positions, who he feels make the difference in the Seagulls' set-up.

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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."

Since joining Brighton in the summer, Balogun has made eight Premier League appearances. The 30-year-old is yet to make any top-flight appearance this year with his only 2019 appearance being an FA Cup third-round win over Bournemouth on January 5.

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