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Alan Shearer impressed with Maximilian Kilman after display against Southampton

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has named Maximilian Kilman in his latest Team of the Week.

The star put in another solid display for Wanderers in their first victory of the season on Saturday.

Kilman once again lined up alongside Nathan Collins in a back four.

And it was a typically great performance from the 25-year-old, who was able to handle everything that came his way.

According to Sofascore data, Kilman made four clearances in the match, as well as one block and two interceptions. He also won all three of his aerial duels.

He and Collins’ partnership at the back has been one of the highlights of the season so far for Wolves.

With just four goals conceded, Bruno Lage’s side are currently the best defensive outfit in the Premier League – no team has shipped fewer after six games.

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Kilman’s assured display at Molineux left a lasting impression on Shearer, who selected the Englishman in his latest Premier League Team of the Week.

He said: “A very positive showing. He played a key role in keeping Southampton out.”

Kilman on course to become one of the Premier League’s best, as star leaves Alan Shearer impressed

Kilman has started the new season in magnificent form playing as a left-sided centre-back in a back four.

He featured mainly on the right of a back three, but looks just as comfortable in his new role next to Collins.

It is a testament to his ability and maturity that he is able to look so impressive wherever he plays.

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After breaking into the starting XI properly at the start of last season, Kilman is now looking like a serious talent.

The show of faith from Lage has been the making of him, and potentially, he could become one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League if he keeps on this trajectory.