Daniel Agger has revealed that Liverpool have come a long way since Kenny Dalglish took over, with the centre-back insisting that the squad are now 'miles apart' from where they were at the start of the year.
Dalglish took over the managerial post with the Reds on a temporary basis in January, and quickly let go of Fernando Torres and brought in strike force Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. Since the Liverpool legend himself returned to Anfield, over £100 million has been outlayed on signings and a very new-look squad has taken to the pitch this season.
And with the club now aiming to get back into European football, and challenge for trophies in England once more, Agger says that Liverpool have never had so much motivation or belief in their ability.
"I think it's a bit of everything, but obviously the coaching staff are helping,” Agger said.
"If you look at the squad now, it looks really, really strong with so many good players, so I think it is good for us to have the belief to go forward and win games.
"We definitely have that now and if you compare it to last season, I think we're miles apart."
With all the praise that Dalglish is receiving from players, coaching staff and board members alike, the confidence within the Anfield camp would appear to be at an all-time high, making the Reds more dangerous than ever.
And the squad will be using that confidence to try and overturn Tottenham this Sunday, a team are coming off a 5-1 defeat to Manchester City. Agger knows it will be difficult, but the 26-year-old is looking forward to the challenge.
He added: “It was a completely different game and they'll want to show it was a one off. It is going to be tough no matter what.
"There are not many easy games in the Premier League anymore, and Tottenham are definitely a tough one away. But I think we have a good team now and we're ready to compete."
Currently sitting sixth in the Barclays Premier League table, Liverpool have collected seven points from four matches, and with late-August signings Craig Bellamy and Sebastian Coates on board, the side are in an even better position to challenge the top four.