Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has revealed the reason why he believes that he and compatriot Philippe Coutinho have been so in form this season.
The Reds are currently sat joint top of the Premier League table alongside Arsenal and Manchester City, with the Brazilians among the club's top performers so far.
Both players are currently top of Liverpool's scoring charts, too, with five goals each across all competitions and Firmino has his own theories as to why they have been so quick out the blocks during this early stage of the campaign.
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Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Firmino confirmed that confidence amongst the squad is flying having picked up an impressive 23 points from their first 10 games.
“We think the same way,” Firmino said.
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“We know what we’re going to do before possessing the ball. We always understand each other in the games and with our skill everything turned out well.
“Philippe is a magician, who makes magic in each shot, who is always helping with scoring goals and his incredible moves. He is always doing his best on the field.”
However, he was quick not to get carried away with the good start, admitting that the standards the players had set must continue to be reached on a consistent basis.
“If we do not continue on this track until the end of the season, no-one will remember us and we will not achieve anything,” Firmino added.
“We have to continue on this track until the end.
“It has been improving, year by year, the standard and the players (in the Premier League) have been growing,” he added.
“So each year is more difficult to be always at the top, winning Premier League titles, which is the most competitive championship in the world. And it is an honour to be playing in the league.”
Tight at the top
Despite the Reds' good early form, they are not alone in staking an early claim for the title as the top five clubs in the table are separated by just five points.
They will need to keep this in mind as they head into this Sunday's meeting with Watford, who could be a potential banana skin as they look to build on their own good start to the season.
The Hornets are currently sat in seventh place with 15 points to their name and a four-match unbeaten streak that they'll be looking to maintain.
Watford will already know what it takes to beat Liverpool, having dispatched them 3-0 at Vicarage Road just short of a year ago.
Liverpool fielded a relatively strong side that day and came up short, and even though they won the return fixture 2-0 in May, Jurgen Klopp will be eager to warn his players against complacency.