Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has heaped praise on defender Daniel Agger after clinching two clean sheets in a row.
The Reds did not concede away to West Brom or at home to Swansea in the 0-0 draw on Saturday.
Agger returned from injury towards the end of October after being ruled out for a month with a broken rib.
Since coming back, Agger has been part of a defence that has conceded just two goals in four games, although Liverpool have won just twice in that period.
But Dalglish believes his centre-half is up there with the best defenders in the division.
He told the club's official website: "Daniel's a fantastic player but it wasn't just down to Daniel that we've had two clean sheets.
"He's a fantastic player and he's probably as good as anyone else in his position in the Barclays Premier League.
"He's comfortable in possession and he's a very good defender as well.
"He's a top defender, a top player. He played left-back for us at Stoke as well and did very well.
"It's great to have him back and I hope his fitness remains as it is for a long time."