Loris Karius registered his second consecutive clean-sheet in the Premier League on Saturday against Sunderland, and his third overall in eight top flight matches.
The German (bar a hilariously poor goal-kick) was faultless between the sticks and did excellently to close down Duncan Watmore in the second-half when the Englishman was almost through on goal.
Many fans questioned the 23-year-old’s suitability after some shaky opening appearances, but he’s beginning to look far more settled.
According to Karius, he’s delighted with Liverpool’s start to the Premier League campaign and wants to keep Bournemouth shut out next weekend on the south coast.
“It still feels like it’s a very long way away. There are a lot of games to play. We can’t look that far ahead,” he told the Echo after the game.
“Of course it feels good for the whole team when you look at the table every week and you stay up there.
“I think this season is going to be very close. There are very good teams at the top so we need to focus and keep on going.
“The clean sheets are a good feeling for everyone. We are staying concentrated for the full 90 minutes. I wouldn’t mind a third in a row next weekend.”
Simon Mignolet will come in for the EFL Cup tie with Leeds tomorrow, but Karius will be back on Sunday – as he’s very much established himself as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice.
Hopefully his run of good form can continue, as if we can develop a consistently reliable backline with our phenomenal attack, we’re going to win plenty more games than we lose.