Jurgen Klopp says he’s having fun again after Liverpool’s miserable campaign last season.
The Reds failed to qualify for the Champions League last term but, although it’s still early, they have started the new campaign in fine style with a draw and five successive wins which has moved them up into second place, two points behind Man City – with yesterday’s 3-1 win over West Ham their latest impressive victory.
At the same stage last season, the Reds had two wins, two defeats and two draws and were six points off pace-setters Arsenal, and what followed was a campaign of trouble and strife.
A midfield refresh over the summer and the development of Darwin Nunez into a genuine goal threat has already put a different complexion on things and has cheered up Klopp.
“Six games in, performances go in the right direction, results are in a very good direction,” he told Sky Sports.
“It is just good fun. We had a tough year last year and it was not always fun for all of us and this time it looks like it is different and I am really happy.”
On new new signings Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, he added: “That looks positive. Again, these boys are good footballers and when they have a great day they are extremely good.
“The reaction (to conceding an equaliser) was really top and that is, for us in the moment, the most important thing because we have to become this kind of team where it is really difficult to deal with.
“When we are not playing well we are solid, when we are playing well we are really good.
“That’s how you can get consistency and that’s what we obviously need.
“It was a really mature performance and that is super-important. You can be exciting and in moments we are exciting but you need to be composed and resilient and solid and I saw all that.
“On your best days these boys are able to perform but to get consistent results you need these kind of things.
“They have done it a few times and we have to keep it until the end of the season.”