Liverpool will look to turn on the style again when they travel to South Wales to face Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's side have been one of the best teams to watch this season, and that verve and panache will be expected again against a struggling team.
The Reds are currently fifth in the table on 13 points from six matches, and only Manchester City, the league leaders and the only team to have a perfect record, have scored more than Liverpool.
What is impressive from this Liverpool team is that the 16 goals scored in the Premier League so far have all come without a proper No.9. The movement off the ball, in between the lines and behind the defence has been outstanding, and it is clear this Liverpool team is now very much Klopp's.
It's taken a while, but if Liverpool continue to play football in a similar manner, they will be up there competing for the top four places and maybe even the Premier League title. To really strengthen their position as title contenders, though, Liverpool need to improve their defence. They have conceded nine goals in six matches, and that is an aspect that the Reds need to tighten up if they are to make this season a successful one.
Klopp has plenty of time to work on the defence, offence, midfield and pressing on the training pitch, considering Liverpool do not have any European football this season. That proved to be a real advantage the last time the Merseyside club challenged for the title and the German has asked his team to make full use of it again.
"This season is so different at the moment," Klopp said. "We need to use the week that we work together. Of course, we want to be in Europe. That is our target, that is important, but for now we have to use this time and grow as a team.
"The whole club is not used to sustaining a positive mood. I am not in doubt about what can happen, but I know pretty well there has to be a reset. You push the button and you don't go back to the beginning, you go back to last game and the level you started in the last game. Not the level you felt after the game. That doesn't work. Be ready to invest everything in the game and don't wait for the easy moments."
Swansea have had very few easy moments this season, with Francesco Guidolin's position as the manager under serious threat. Indeed, the Italian admitted if his team lose to Liverpool on Saturday he could very well get the sack.
"We can work together. I see them work with passion and I heard they are behind me," Guidolin, whose team are 17th at the moment with just one win all season, said. "This is important.
"I know this is not a good moment for the team but we just need to work and get a result. This is football and without a result these words are not important. We need to win â€“ it's clear for me, clear for the chairman, clear for everyone."
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Swansea vs Liverpool is set to begin at 12.30pm BST (5pm IST, 7.30am ET). Live Streaming and TV information is below.
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