Reds captain Jordan Henderson has highlighted the impact positive momentum will have on his team going forward.
When new coach Jurgen Klopp initially came in, Liverpool were playing two games a week and were in the midst of an injury crisis. With many returning and the spirit in the camp rising on the way to the League Cup final, this is where the momentum picked up.
Even though Liverpool lost the final on penalties against Manchester City, Klopp made his men feed of that disappointment to vent their anger and dig in to prove themselves thereafter.
“Momentum is a big thing in football and it feels like we’ve finally got that now,” Henderson told the media.
“It’s really gathered over the past couple of weeks and now we need to keep building on that. If we keep putting in performances like that then the results will follow.
“You can see the confidence in the team. We’re performing well and we’ve had some good results of late. That’s given everyone a boost.”
Liverpool went on to beat City 3-0 in the league, followed by a come-from-behind 2-1 win with 10 men against their bogey team Crystal Palace away from home. Then the cherry on the top during this period was the 2-0 first leg win against Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday night.
“It was such a big game against United and to play the way we did was very pleasing. When we play that kind of high intensity football and win the ball back like that there aren’t many teams who can live with us,” Henderson added.
“We need to keep trying to improve. We all want to finish the season off well and that will put us in good stead for next season.”
“The fans were brilliant and that really spurred us on,” he said.
“We started the game really well and kept it going. We finished very strongly. We’ll take a lot of confidence from that.
“We could have scored a few more. We created a lot of chances. David de Gea made some great saves but overall we have to be pleased with both the result and the performance. We’ll take that and move into the second leg.”