Trent Alexander-Arnold was delighted to see Liverpool land their first clean sheet of the season in their impressive 3-0 win over Burnley.
The Reds defence was statisticaly the best in the league last season but had made a slightly unconvincing start to the new campaign, conceding each of the first four competitive matches.
But the shut-out at Turf Moor was well-deserved, with Jurgen Klopp’s side able to cope expertly with Burnley’s physical and direct attacking style.
“It was always going to be tough coming here, it always is for us, but we’ve managed to get the clean sheet – which was probably the most important thing for us barring the win,” Trent told Sky Sports, as quoted by Liverpoolfc.com.
“We’re made up with how we’ve done; we performed really well, we did what we wanted to do and I don’t think they made too many clear-cut chances against us, we really shut them out.”
Our backline will still be hopeful of matching the 2018/19 tally of 21 clean sheets.
“The most important thing was to come here and get the win and top it off with a clean sheet, our first one this season,” Trent reiterated. “Hopefully that gets the ball running with them.”
The right-back also lavished praise on this group of ‘unbelievable’ record-breakers.
The headline statistic, among many hugely impressive achievements, is that Liverpool have now won 13 league games in a row, their longest streak in club history.
The key now, as Trent pointed out, is to ensure the upcoming international break doesn’t disrupt that momentum.
“We want to be setting records, we want to be doing good things. It’s always a good sign when you’re setting records for the club,” he said.
“It’s an unbelievable side we’ve got, we’re winning an unbelievable amount of games. We’ve really started the way we ended last season, winning all our games.
“Hopefully we keep that rhythm up and, touch wood, stay injury-free over the internationals then come back and we’ve got a tough game that weekend. That’s what the manager will focus on.”