Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delighted to end clean sheet drought with Bournemouth win

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp admitted he had forgotten what it felt like to watch his side keep a clean sheet following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Liverpool cantered to a comfortable victory at the Vitality Stadium with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah all getting on the scoresheet.

Klopp’s side opened up an 11-point gap at the top with another three points, ahead of Leicester’s match at Aston Villa tomorrow, and effected their first shutout in 15 matches in the process.

It has been a strange quirk of Liverpool’s season that they have been able to keep clean sheets, especially given how measly they were last term when Alisson Becker won the Golden Gloves Award.

Klopp was even forced into an early defensive change on Saturday when Dejan Lovren limped out of the contest but the German was delighted with the outcome.

Mohamed Salah was back on the scoresheet in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)

‘I forgot how it feels to be honest! It’s great, we should have them more often,’ he said.

‘It was the most-used word in the dressing room by the boys – ‘clean sheet, clean sheet, clean sheet’.

‘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.’

Liverpool travel to Salzburg in midweek and will advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League if they avoid defeat.

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