Claude Puel praised Fraser Forster for his crucial intervention in Southampton's 0-0 draw at Liverpool, while also highlighting the efforts of the whole team as a defensive unit.
Forster played a pivotal part in the result, saving James Milner's second-half penalty, while the side as a whole did a good job in limiting the Reds' opportunities.
On Forster, Puel said: "He made a fantastic save from this penalty. It was important for him and us, because it was harsh to concede this penalty. It was a good reward for all.
"I think all the defence in front of Fraser was very good. All the team defended very well and it was difficult for Liverpool to find the good position to shoot.
"Sometimes they were able to, but Fraser made some good saves. The penalty was a fantastic save."
Attention for Saints now turns to Wednesday night's home game against Arsenal, and Puel says they must recover quickly.
"It will be another game," he said. "We will see if we can recover, because it was a difficult game with effort. We ran after the ball and all the game was difficult. It's important to recover now and think about the game against Arsenal."