Liverpool defender helped keep a clean sheet.
Low key summer signing Ragnar Klavan helped Liverpool to a clean sheet as they recorded an impressive away victory over Middlesbrough.
The Reds dispatched Aitor Karanka's side without much trouble, winning 3-0 with Adam Lallana (2) and Divock Origi on the scoresheet.
Klavan lined up alongside Dejan Lovren at the back and did not look out of place at all.
Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo in action with Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan and Georginio Wijnaldum
The Estonian was a formidable presence at the back, completing 91 per cent of his passes.
It was the sort of display which demonstrated why Liverpool bought him in the summer, and replicated his performances for Augsburg against the Reds last season in the Europa League.
Joel Matip missed the game with an injury despite travelling with the squad, but Klavan's display showed his ability to slot in and be a positive rather than a negative.
Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan (L) in action with Chelsea's Bertrand Traore
The win took Liverpool into second place, above Arsenal on goal difference, who lost to Everton the previous evening, although Chelsea won again to extend their lead at the top to six points.
Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Klavan's performance...
I think Klavan is a great signing. Been always on top when called up. #LFC— B•O•N•J (@BonnnJ) December 14, 2016
Klavan is the perfect partner for Matip at the back. Played superb tonight, not even a single wrong foot throughout. #lfc— Shreyas LFC (@chinesechinu) December 14, 2016
Klavan had his best performance for #LFC tonight. He was the personification of granite. Solid.— Thomas Dyer (@DyerThomas) December 14, 2016
Lallana MOTM but I thought Klavan was brilliant. Very composed & assured in possession, played like a deep lying playmaker. #LFC— Mo (@CoutinOhOhOh) December 14, 2016
Klavan excellent at the back along with Lovren - Klavan much better on the ball than I ever thought #LFC— Andy Bell (@AndyBell26) December 14, 2016
Hope to see more of Klavan. Rock solid, calm and composed. #LFC— Sahilfc (@sahilpandey9) December 14, 2016
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