Fans excited by strong partnership being built between Liverpool’s defensive duo

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Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk earned all the plaudits with his solid performance in yesterday’s draw, but Reds duo Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren also put in impressive displays worthy of some recognition.

The defenders helped Jurgen Klopp’s side earn a first clean sheet in the last 12 Premier League away games and made further progression as an improving partnership.

Matip continued his sparkling form with another dominant display and strengthened the case for him being the bargain signing of the season.

Lovren also demonstrated the mental strength that allowed him to overcome a tough start to life at Liverpool by ignoring criticism from the home crowd and putting in a strong showing against his former side.

The Croatian has not only benefited from the arrival of Klopp as manager, but he is now also thriving alongside a confident and composed figure in Matip.

Both men kept the Saints attack relatively quiet for most of the game and played a crucial role in keeping things tight at the back in order to make up for Liverpool’s lack of quality in front of goal.

Fans have taken to Twitter to praise the pair.

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