MOHAMED Eyounoussi believes Fraser Forster was the best goalkeeper at Saints.

The duo are currently on loan together at Celtic for the season after realising they weren't going to be a part of Ralph Hasenhuttl's plans for the season.

Forster has made a great start to his second spell with the Scottish side, keeping five clean sheets in nine matches.

“Fraser is a really good guy. At Southampton, I talked to him a lot and in the end, we were in the same situation," explained Elyounoussi.

"He was always quite positive down there. I’d say he was kind of a clown, he talked a lot and made a few jokes.

“He’s still the same guy here.

“Fraser is a quality keeper.

“I think he was the best goalkeeper down at Southampton. He’s amazing when he’s at his best."

Elyounoussi has joined Forster in making a solid start to his season-long loan with Celtic.

The Norwegian international, who cost Saints £16m in 2018, has netted three times, including a brace in their 6-0 thrashing of Ross County at the weekend.

Although Elyounoussi found it strange to be out of favour at St Mary's, he is adamant that he, and Forster, were good enough to play in the top-flight.

He added: “Everyone feels strange if they don’t play and everyone thinks they are good enough to play. But in the end, it’s up to the manager and there’s nothing you can do.

“I had it myself last year. I thought I was good enough to play, but this is how it is. Football can be tough sometimes.

“Now both of us are at a good club where we can play, express ourselves and help the team win games.

“He took care of me when I came here. We were both staying in the same hotel and he drove me to the training ground.

“It’s good for me to have someone I know here and I’ve obviously got Kristoffer Ajer as well.”

Celtic are back in Europa League action this week against Lazio on Thursday night.

The last time Elyounoussi scored in the European competition he bypassed manager Neil Lennon during his celebration.

But should he score again, the 25-year-old revealed he would remember to include Lennon.

“I talked with Moritz Bauer before the game and he said, ‘If you score, come looking for me'," continued Elyounoussi.

“I remembered that when I scored, so that’s why I ran to him and not the manager. I’ll remember him for next time!”