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League leaders Liverpool have blazed a trail in front of goal this season, but defensively they have not fared too badly for a team whose ethos is to attack under the astute guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
With 42 goals against, only seven teams have better records and their 11 clean sheets show that they can keep it tight, even though they went through a spell where it felt like they were scoring own goals for fun.
The Reds have conceded four own goals, the joint second highest with Fulham, but they’ve also only given up three goals or more in three games to date.
They also have had the joint least defeats inflicted on them, with title rivals Chelsea also suffering just five league defeats.
With Martin Skrtel leading by example at both ends of the pitch, and bolstered by youngster Jon Flanagan, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger and veteran Kolo Toure, the defence has been remarkably consistent in front of the solid Simon Mignolet in goal. Their efforts this year also puts them top of the Fair Play league with the finish line in sight.
A bit like Southampton, attack has been their best form of defence, and as long as they are scoring more goals than the opposition, which they have done in 11 straight victories, then Rodgers, his team and the Anfield faithful won't care how many they concede.