Liverpool will journey to White Hart Lane high on confidence this weekend ready to halt the 100 per cent record of early pacesetters Tottenham Hotspur, insists Steven Gerrard.
Although it's still firmly in its infancy, Spurs top the Barclays Premier League table on goal difference having picked up six points from their opening two matches.
Gerrard acknowledges it'll be a difficult contest in north London, but is insistent that confidence hasn't been dented by Monday's reversal at Manchester City.
The captain said: "It's going to be very tough. Tottenham away is a difficult match. They've started the season really well, have a new manager and have their confidence and belief back.
"We'll have to perform at our maximum to get the result we want, but we're going to go there for three points and we're confident we can get them."
Meanwhile, Gerrard believes Liverpool's summer transfer business will bolster their challenge for success this term.
The Reds sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona, but have added nine new players to the ranks.
Gerrard said: "The manager has strengthened in other areas and we've also recently signed Mario Balotelli, so hopefully the new signings along with everyone who has been here for a long time can help show everyone there is life after Luis and we'll try and fight to try and be successful without him."