Liverpool legend John Aldridge has praised the impact of interim manager Kenny Dalglish after the Merseysiders secured their ninth win under the new boss against Manchester City.
Dalglish has helped turn Liverpool's fortunes around in the Premier League, and with his side sixth in the league, the club have a genuine opportunity to qualify for the Europa League.
And after torching City, Aldridge believes it's the team's spirit that is guiding them through their excellent run of form.
"Liverpool under Kenny have a real team spirit, and a togetherness that had been missing. And that is so important.
"Kenny is keeping the lads happy in the dressing room and at training, and it is reflected when they go out on the pitch.
"It is no secret that the training regimes under the previous manager were very tedious, and that the players didn’t really respond to them, but Kenny has brought in a real top coach in Steve Clarke, and they are doing really well with those two running things.
"Kenny has done a fantastic job, and the place is so much happier from top to bottom. Long may it continue."
The Reds' tilt at attempting to qualify for Europe continues on Sunday when they visit to title chasing Arsenal.