Anfield starlet hopes work done will reap rewards.
Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is confident the defensive work his club do in training will reap their own rewards later season.
The 21-year-old has seen his club only keep two clean sheets all season – both against 10 men (Arsenal, Everton).
Jose Reina has almost always been in the running for the Premier League Golden Glove for most clean sheets and has won the award three times.
Even League One strugglers Exeter managed to breach the defences in the Carling Cup in August.
Kelly, along with team-mates Jordan Henderson, John Flanagan and Jonjo Shelvey, are currently training with the England U21s.
But he hopes the team can now move forward with a bit more confidence and a few more clean sheets.
“We’ve been working hard in training as a defensive unit,” he said.
“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.”