By Emma Sanders
Liverpool’s right-back Nathaniel Clyne has hailed his side’s performance against Manchester United as an indication of how far the team have improved defensively under Jurgen Klopp.
It was Liverpool’s first clean sheet in the Premier League so far this season despite Klopp’s side dominating the majority of their fixtures.
The Merseysiders have netted 18 goals so far this season, including five against Hull, four against Leicester and Arsenal and two against Chelsea.
However, they’ve also conceded ten goals and the defensive unit still remains Liverpool’s weakest part of the squad.
Clyne thinks the goalless draw against United was positive though and it shows how far the team have come since Klopp arrived in October 2015.
“We’ve settled down really well at the back and we’re trying our best to keep up good performances like United, when we were more solid and didn’t give them many chances,” Clyne told the club’s official website.
“If you can get a clean sheet, it gives you a chance of wining the game. I thought we performed quite well overall.
“It was a good point and a clean sheet. It shows how far we’ve come. We’re going into every game possible looking to win.”
The arrival of Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan has strengthened Liverpool’s defensive options, while Dejan Lovren’s form has improved at centre-back.
Loris Karius has also given Simon Mignolet competition for the number one spot, with the new keeper getting the nod in the last three Premier League fixtures.
Klopp has also found a revelation in James Milner who has adopted the left-back role efficiently since filling in for out-of-form defender, Alberto Moreno.
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