Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge revealed he is impressed with Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez's performances. Both of them were signed in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old right-back arrived from Southampton on 1 July, while the teenager was signed from Charlton Athletic earlier this summer. The latter impressed Brendan Rodgers during the pre-season fixtures.
Gomez's fine display has kept Alberto Moreno on the bench as the versatile defender has started three matches for the Merseyside club this season. So far, the Reds have not conceded a goal in the 2015/16 campaign and Aldridge claims the full-back's over-all performance has taken the pressure off the central defenders and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
"Three games played, three clean sheets. In terms of our defending, it couldn't have gone any better during the opening weeks of the season. I've been impressed with both our new full-backs," Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.
"They are quick and can get forward, but first and foremost they know how to defend. They stop crosses coming in, they look to stop players coming forward and don't mind getting stuck in.
"Okay, Joe Gomez has made one or two mistakes, but that's understandable given his young age. But over the course of the three games, the full-backs have taken a lot of pressure off the centre-backs and the goalkeeper."
Liverpool settled for a goalless draw against Arsenal in their last fixture at the Emirates. So far, Rodgers' side have scored only two goals in the league this campaign. Aldridge believes lack of goals is not a worry for the Anfield club as he remains confident the goals will come as the season progresses.
"At the other end of the field, some fans are showing a bit of concern because we've only scored two goals in three games. But I'm not too worried," the former Liverpool striker explained.
"In fact, I'm confident we can score a lot more goals. And if those goals start coming in matches against our nearest rivals, we'll become serious challengers for Champions League qualification."