Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have enjoyed a successful start to the campaign due to their ability to be more controlling during games.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their first sixteen Premier League matches this term, sitting at the top of the Premier League after a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth.
Klopp praised his side in their new-found maturity to control games, after being questioned about the Reds' capitulation to Bournemouth two years ago when they led 2-0 and then 3-2, only to lose 4-3 after 90 minutes.
“I could probably draw for you the goals we conceded that day; we let Bournemouth come back into that game,” said Klopp, of Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 defeat at Dean Court two years ago.
“Unfortunately I cannot say that will never happen again but we are really more controlled in these situations now. It was a big step for us; very important.
“Last year we were really flying and everything was brilliant, until we were not flying.
“The difference between flying and not flying was quick last year.
“It was something we wanted to work on. It’s worked out. That’s good. A few new players have come in and other players are more mature.
“This squad is still not too experienced, that’s how it is. But we still have to improve, that’s clear.”
Klopp also heaped praise on the importance of several key players in Saturday's victory, saying he could 'write a book' about their strengths.
“He has absolutely no rhythm, but he trains on the highest level, and he’s not even in the squad sometimes. But then he plays and is excellent.
“So it’s not about one person.
“James Milner, it’s Premier League game number 500 and he plays at right-back. It’s the least favourite position he would want to play, but he did the job, so that all comes together.
“The centre-half alone can do nothing. Nobody can perform wonders. So we need all these boys around.”