Liverpool registered our first clean-sheet in 15 matches yesterday v Bournemouth, in what was likely our easiest and most comfortable victory of the season.
We strolled through the afternoon at the Vitality, scoring three times and barely conceding a shot, let alone a goal.
It was all the more impressive, actually, considering we lost Dejan Lovren early on and had to move Joe Gomez to centre-back.
“I forgot how it feels, to be honest! It’s great, we should have them more often. It was the most-used word in the dressing room by the boys – ‘clean sheet, clean sheet, clean sheet’,” Jurgen Klopp told the official website.
“Obviously everybody was desperate for that, now we have it so let’s have it more often. The next game where a clean sheet would be useful is already around the corner, against Salzburg on Tuesday. It feels good.”
Thankfully, Klopp explained how Lovren’s substitution was merely because of a cramp, so although we may not see him on Tuesday v Rb Salzburg, he’ll likely be available for selection at the weekend v Watford.
In his absence, Gomez will likely play alongside Virgil van Dijk midweek.
We have no doubts about the young Englishman and are actually excited to see him getting a chance in his favoured position.
With Joel Matip injured for the foreseeable future, it might be an opportunity for Gomez to cement his spot next to the Dutchman before the New Year.