Bold statement yes, but a statement needed to be made? Yes definitely! Long can I remember having this much confidence as a Liverpool fan.
With six games played, thirteen points collected from a possible eighteen. This is far more than what I expected before the campaign got under way.
We have players on the pitch with the will to win and the want to do better, game after game.
We could see as early as last season. It wasn’t just the result that were surprising us, it was the manner in which we were getting them.
Late winners in extra time. Screamers from outside the box to seal the victory. All these game winning differences were missing from our game, and Klopp has brought that back.
He installed the belief he asked so nicely for in one of his first interviews at the club. Something that gets taken for granted time and time again.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: James Milner of Liverpool (7) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
In Klopp’s short time:
Since last year October, when Klopp arrived. The progress of the club has gone noticeably well.
After reaching two finals with players who was not the manager’s first choice, to the impressive transfer business represented by the committee in this summer transfer window.
There seems to be a certain togetherness all over Anfield and the club.
It’s as if Liverpool has had one massive overhaul and are reaping the benefits of a better club, stronger manager and better understand from the groundsmen to the players.
We have adapted a style of football which makes all defenders fear us when coming up against us.
Small changes like the nets being changed from red to white. Players changing diets and eating plans, a new training regime in place and a newly developed Anfield. All small changes playing an integral part to the way forward for the club.
We have questioned our first team and manager far too many times, and have had little faith in them being successful.