Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel: 'We've improved our defending'

Martin Skrtel claims that Liverpool have improved in their defending.

Martin Skrtel believes that Liverpool have improved defensively.

The 29-year-old centre-back made his comments following the Reds’ goalless draw with Sunderland at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

“When you don't concede a goal, it's good for the goalkeeper and the back four, but as I've said in the past, defending isn't only about the back four and the 'keeper, it's about defending as a team. We go forward as a team as well,” Skrtel told Liverpool’s official website.

“I think we've improved our defending and that's why we didn't concede a goal. But I would have preferred to have conceded a goal and got the three points.”

Liverpool’s defence is far from water-tight, but statistically Skrtel does have a point.

Following the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets Razgrad away from home in the Champions League last month, the Reds have conceded just once in three Premier League matches.

A 1-0 home win against Stoke City was followed by a 3-1 defeat of Leicester City away, and then came Saturday’s goalless draw with Sunderland.

Liverpool have given the opposition teams chances in these matches, but they have conceded just once.

Perhaps Liverpool are improving in defence, but in attack they still have some work to do.

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