Fraser Forster was delighted with a clean sheet and a ‘good point’ against top of the table Liverpool at St Mary’s.
Claude Puel’s men held firm under second-half pressure to record their eighth clean sheet of the campaign.
“It was a very tough game. They dominated really but it’s good to keep a clean sheet and a good point in the end,” Forster said.
“They’re a top team with top individuals all over the pitch and a great team ethic. We limited their chances in the end, despite them having a few good ones.
“It’s a real team effort and right from the front we defend. The back four have been brilliant so it’s great to keep a clean sheet and it gives us a platform to build on.
“It’s a good way to get this run of games started.”
Forster made two superb saves to deny former Saint Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino in either half.
But despite those being significant in the course of the game, the England international stopper was quick to attribute praise elsewhere.
“It’s nice to make the saves but Virgil, José and Cédric have all made vital blocks and interceptions.
“The save from Sadio was lucky really. He’s just tried to go back across me and I’m glad to make the save.”