“We are fine here, it’s completely different. I see Trent differently, that’s clear,” he told a news conference on Friday ahead of this weekend’s clash against Brighton.
“People talk about him not being a good defender, that’s not true, he is a good defender, he doesn’t always defend good, that’s true.
“He’s 23. We’re working on it. Whatever team I would have at the moment, I would pick Trent. He is exceptional.
“England are blessed with players in this position. Reece James can play 3 at the back, did that well for Chelsea. It’s Gareth’s decision. He made it. I see it different. Doesn’t mean right or wrong.”
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Klopp added: “Trent came back not in a party mood but he accepts the manager’s decision because he is extremely bright.
“The manager decides and more often than not here it is the case he is picked. It’s clear, he’s a world-class player.”
Luis Diaz could feature despite returning from the international break on Thursday and Klopp reiterated his disapproval of the midseason World Cup.
“I don’t know how the World Cup will affect the Premier League,” he added. “The boys come back and play a week later. Usually you relax 2-3 weeks then go again.
“If you are in the final, you have two days. It’s a really long season. I don’t think it’s a good idea, but that’s how it is. For us the next six weeks are very important.”