Liverpool defence tightest in Premier League since Chelsea in 2004-05

Jurgen Klopp’s side boasts the tightest back line in the Premier League conceding just goals after 22 games.

Only Chelsea have conceded fewer after the same amount of games with eight, that was back in the 2004-5 season under Jose Mourinho when they won the league letting in just 15.

The 1-0 win over Brighton at the Amex was the Reds thirteenth clean sheet of a brilliant campaign so far.

The Seagulls shut out made it clean sheet number 50 under Klopp in the Premier League.

And the additional of Virgil van Dijk a year ago has made it harder to breach the Kop defence with 21 shutouts in 37 games since he joined from Southampton.

Mo Salah scored his 17th goal of the season Liverpool’s 18th win of the campaign at Brighton.

Klopp’s side are seven points clear of Manchester City who play Wolves at the Etihad on Monday.

The German was full of praise for his side who were not at their best on the south coast but managed to come out on top.

Klopp told the BBC: “I think it was the most mature performance we have made so far.

“There were a few situations where we could have been a bit more inspired, creative and cool.

“But we controlled the game in a better way when we scored the goal.

“We could have done better but I am fine because the target is to win here, we had to perform and deliver and we did that."

"We have to do what we have to do on the specific day and it depends how the game develops.
“We have to work, these 1-0s are brilliant.

“It was not that good, we have to improve but we deserved to win. In an away game in the Premier League, that's all you want.”

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