Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne explains one area where the side is doing a lot of work

Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool have managed to keep two clean sheets from their opening two games so far.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has said the side is working on improving their defensive play having come out of the first two games of the Premier League season with two clean sheets.

Over the past couple of seasons, the Reds' back line has been firmly under the microscope as they have been leaking goals pretty regularly.

The Reds put in an impressive defensive display against Stoke City where they had to bounce back from an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing from the final day of last season and relieve the pressure on everybody associated with the first team.

Clyne told the Liverpool website after their 1-0 win over Bournemouth: "There's a lot of work going on, we have to improve on our defensive qualities and we showed today that we can be solid in defence.

"If we can get a clean sheet there's always the possibility of picking up maximum points like we did today so long the may the clean sheets continue!"

There may be times when Liverpool have looked a little on the shaky side but two wins out of two with a defence that has two clean sheets to its name will do wonders for the confidence of the players ahead of a really difficult trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal on Monday.

It will be a big ask for the Reds to make it three shut-outs on the bounce but if they manage to do that, it will be a good base for the side to kick on from. 

If Liverpool can keep improving defensively while rediscovering the attacking prowess of two years ago then not many sides are going to relish going up against them.

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