Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised how well Albion have done to be 13th in the Premier League without lavish spending.

Klopp, linked in the past with the Seagulls' German playmaker Pascal Gross, is impressed by Albion under Chris Hughton as he brings his injury-hit table-toppers to the Amex tomorrow.

Klopp said: "It's really difficult in the Premier League to be in the position they are in and not have the money.

"Dunk and Duffy are outstanding centre-halves. Propper (below) is playing his best season in England, is a good pairing with Stephens. It is just a good team.

The Argus: "They are in the shadow of all other teams but then you think 'oh right, we could have had this player as well.'

"We will try everything to win that game."

Virgil van Dijk will be partnered in the centre of Liverpool's defence by either Brazilian Fabinho or Joel Matip, Cameroon international colleague of Albion left-back Gaetan Bong.

Matip is back in contention after fracturing a collar bone. Midfielder Fabinho was used as an emergency centre-back in Monday's FA Cup defeat at Wolves, where Dejan Lovren (hamstring) went off early.

Lovren is sidelined with Joe Gomez and Adam Lallana but Klopp has allayed fears about Jordan Henderson missing the match with calf trouble.

He said: "Matip trained yesterday for the first time with the team but we will have to see. Hendo will train today.

"If Fabinho has to play as a CB, we work on that on the training pitch. But we try not to make it more complicated than it is."

Liverpool are aiming to bounce back from a second defeat in succession at Wolves after losing their unbeaten league record at title rivals Manchester City.

Klopp said: "So far our season has been really good and now we need to carry on. Two weeks ago everyone was so excited about the distance between (us and City). Now we have lost two games, not nice but not a real problem."