Jurgen Klopp calls his remodelled Reds team ‘Liverpool 2.0′, but watching them is a reminder of what his best Anfield sides have always been like.
Liverpool definitely needed some freshening up over the summer, because last season I’m not sure some of their players had the legs to play the way Klopp wanted them to.
The front three were still pressing, but the midfield could not get up the pitch to back them up. Teams were playing through them, and causing them lots of problems.
Liverpool are pressing all over the pitch again and having a younger, fitter and stronger midfield has been massive in that.
For Sunday’s win over West Ham, the Reds midfield trio were Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister and Curtis Jones; who had an average age of under 23 and provided the energy that Liverpool need.
This new team is far from perfect, of course. They are still unbeaten in the Premier League, and only Manchester City are above them in the table, but defensively there are still a few question marks and they need to tighten up.
Nunez is never bothered by a miss
Liverpool went a goal down in four of their first six games of this campaign, including their Europa League tie with LASK on Thursday, and it would have been a similar story on Sunday if West Ham had not wasted a couple of excellent early chances.
The Reds are still conceding too many goals but they have got enough firepower to recover when they are in trouble and, even when they are not playing well, they always look like they can score.