Ozan Kabak believes his understanding with Nat Phillips is getting “better and better” as he revealed the extra motivation driving Liverpool.
And the Turkey international wants to continue improving the understanding between the duo going into Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Real Madrid.
“With Nat, we know each other every day better and better,” Kabak said.
“Now it’s three clean sheets in a row and I hope we will keep it up in the Madrid games too. It’s so important for us, the Champions League, and we are just so happy.”
Kabak, on loan from Schalke until the end of the season, has been much improved in recent outings after a difficult start to his Liverpool career.
“I can’t describe my feelings because everything (has happened) so quickly (since he joined Liverpool),” he said.
“I’m so happy that I’m playing for this huge club, it’s an honour for me.
“Every game, every second I’ve been here, I try to do my best and try to help the team. I am so happy that I am here.”
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Liverpool have now won seven of their last eight games away from Anfield, and recorded three successive victories for the first time since November.
And making up lost ground in the scrap for a top-four place is helping inspire the Premier League champions.
“It was so important for us, this feeling,” said Kabak. “As you know, we have lost points so we had an extra motivation. We played very well and we dominated the game.
“I think in the first half we gave it everything in the tackles, in the challenges, in the midfield, and second half we found the goals.
“Three-nil is a really, really good score and we are so happy we kept the clean sheet also.”
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Kabak added: “Arsenal is a big team also and when you win at a team like Arsenal you build bigger confidence for the whole of the team.
“It’s two points difference from the top four so I hope we can win all of our games and finish in the Champions League spot.”