Kelly hails Reds defence
Liverpool defender Martin Kelly believes hard work on the training pitch paid off as they kept a clean sheet against Everton.
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Last Updated: 04/10/11 4:11pm
Liverpool defender Martin Kelly believes their hard work on the training pitch paid off as they kept a clean sheet in the win against Everton.
The Reds kept only their second clean sheet of the season at Goodison Park on Saturday with the first shut-out coming in the victory at Arsenal in August.
Kelly revealed the defensive unit and coaching staff have been working hard to rectify the problem and he has targeted more clean sheets over the next few weeks.
"We've been working hard in training as a defensive unit," said Kelly.
"We've been trying to get the right balance between attacking and defending so that when we lose the ball we're not too open.
"We did that well against Everton. We're all made up with the clean sheet and now we want to keep more of them."
Meanwhile, Liverpool have announced they will play a friendly against Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers at Ibrox in a fortnight's time.
The match on 18th October, which comes between home Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Norwich, is likely to see Charlie Adam and Danny Wilson returning to their former club for the first time since moving to England.