HEAD coach Dave Horseman believes Saints’ B team “deserve all the credit” for their performance at Liverpool and added: “They have really bought into the new way of playing.”

Horseman’s side extended to three games their unbeaten run in competitive fixtures following a 0-0 draw with the Reds in Premier League 2.

Both sides had chances to break the deadlock but were left to settle for a share of the spoils – with Horseman happy with the way his side battled against the division’s leaders.

He told the club website: “It’s a really good point away from home. They have been in fine form.

“We were saying to the boys, we started to look like a really good, organised, pressing team.

“When you play Liverpool, Manchester City, we are giving teams really good games and the boys deserve all the credit because they have really bought into the new way of playing.

“With a load of changes to the team - because quite a few stayed behind with the first team which is great for them – for our boys to get the opportunity and show some positive signs I think was positive for everybody.”

Liam Miller came closest to opening the scoring for Liverpool on 17 minutes when he cut inside and saw his strike cannon off the far past.

Saints stopper Kingsley Latham was also on hand with a sharp first-half save to deny Miller once more.

Alex Jankewitz and Tyreke Johnson forced saves from Caoimhin Kelleher in the home goal after the break.

“We try to win every game but there’s a bigger piece for development – there’s always context behind it,” added Horseman.

“We have to develop our model. The boys have to get much better at being trusted in their positions, so that if they step across (to the first team) they know exactly what they’ve got to do.

“But they are making big strides and in the past few weeks, maybe the penny has started to drop with a few more, so we are a bit more of an organised unit.”