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Martin Skrtel: Despite Three Points, Liverpool Can Still Improve

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An obvious proponent of ETW, Martin Skrtel's happy with three points and a clean sheet against Bournemouth, but still feels there's a ways to go for his team to meet expectations.

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Two games into the season, Liverpool fans are still a hard lot to please. Six points from two games hasn't disguised the soft underbelly of a team that still needs to markedly improve if they're to continue their winning streak against Arsenal next Monday. It's a point that hasn't been missed by defender Martin Skrtel.

"The win [over Bournemouth] is all that counts and our three points are important," the centre back shared on his personal website. "I am also happy that we kept a clean sheet again. I must admit they were lively and dangerous, played well and had a couple of good chances.

"We have many new players and it takes some time to get used to each other – it can take some time until things click. But I have no doubt that things will improve and that we will improve."

It's worth remembering that Liverpool's fantastic 2013-14 season began on the back of narrow and nervy clean sheet wins. The Liverpool of today is vastly different from the one of two seasons ago, of course, but football is football and having a defense solid enough to avoid conceding goals will always get you at least a point each match day.

Skrtel is not wrong that there are still opportunities to improve at the back — but it's a good enough start to give the players some manner of confidence heading to the Emirates next week.