There’s no doubt that Liverpool have got off to a pretty impressive start this season as they sit fourth in the Premier League and through to the fourth round of the League Cup.
But there is one result that means Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be totally satisfied with their opening eight fixtures - the 2-0 loss to Burnley back in August.
The Reds had started their campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates and were hoping to brush aside newly-promoted Burnley to make it six points out of six.
However, they were soundly beaten by Sean Dyche’s men and deservedly left Turf Moor empty handed.
Since then, though, Liverpool have won five of their following six matches, scoring 20 goals in the process - not a bad response.
So how exactly did the players react to that surprise loss to Burnley which has seen them produce a brilliant run of results?
Well, Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed all.
The £25 million summer signing has explained that there is a great atmosphere at the club at this early stage and insists that, although all the players were disappointed, they were still confident after losing to Burnley.
Dressing room spirit
"[The dressing room spirit] is really good at the moment, especially [because] we are winning games and [with] how we are winning games - with good football and counter-pressing," he told Liverpoolfc.com.
"The things we want to do on the field, everything works, so the feeling is good.
"Even after the draw with Tottenham or the game we lost [at Burnley], I don’t want to say the feeling was good at that moment but we still had confidence and that shows that we have faith in each other.
"We were disappointed but it was not the end of the world, we had confidence after those two results."
Those words will certainly please Klopp. The German manager will be well aware that his side are likely to have numerous setbacks during the campaign and it’s how his side deal with them that will be important.
And, if they can keep their confidence and faith in each other like Wijnaldum mentioned, then the Merseysiders can have a very successful campaign indeed.
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