Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is convinced his side will come good this season despite an unconvincing start to the campaign.
The Reds won their opening two matches this term against Stoke and Bournemouth, but they followed those results up with a draw at Arsenal and a surprise home defeat to West Ham last time out.
The Merseyside club have only scored two goals in their opening four matches, but Rodgers believes that the past couple of seasons have shown that it is too early in the campaign to judge his new look side.
Rodgers said: “It was from December through [when Liverpool found form in 2014-15]. We are still only in early September. In the season when we nearly won the league we didn’t really play that brand of football until November or December time. So we need to give this group a bit of time.”
The Northern Irishman concedes that teams are not afforded the luxury of time in the modern game, but he is hopeful the imminent return of injured striker Daniel Sturridge will give his side a boost going into the rest of the campaign.
He continued: “That’s something ill-afforded to you in modern football but I get great excitement when I see the players and see the likes of Daniel Sturridge coming back in.”
Next up for the Reds is a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Saturday and the Anfield-based side will be keen to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of their fierce rivals in the corresponding fixture last season.
The visitors are outsiders at 4.20 to return to winning ways in Manchester whilst the Red Devils are available at 2.00 and the draw is on offer at 3.30.