Emre Can is convinced that Liverpool will soon rediscover the form they displayed prior to the international break as they strive to put an end to their recent run of indifferent results.
Having won four and drawn one of their first five matches of the season - while at times performing with breathtaking quality - the Reds have not tasted victory in four outings since the club campaign recommenced.
Can, though, believes it is only a matter of time before Jürgen Klopp’s team experience an upturn in their fortunes.
“Nothing has changed - it’s the same team, the same manager and the same style of play. Nothing has changed. We just have to get self-confidence back, score more goals and the time will come again,” the Germany international told Liverpoolfc.com.
“If you look back at the four games we didn’t win, we didn’t play that badly. Of course, against Manchester City it was 5-0 and that’s hard but we had chances before they scored and if we had scored maybe the game would have been completely different.
“We conceded a goal and it was still an open game, then we got the red card. After that, Manchester City are a difficult team to play against with 10 men. The game was over and we lost that game.
“Against Sevilla, I think we played good football. We conceded after a throw-in. We could have won that game and against Burnley it was the same, we had so many chances and so many shots on target. They came in front of our goal two or three times and scored once. That’s very unlucky.”
Emre's 2017-18 Premier League stats
Midfielder Can has started seven of the Reds’ nine games so far this term and is in line to return for this weekend’s trip to Leicester City after being rested for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup defeat at the King Power Stadium.
But, while feeling content with his performances and output thus far this term, the 23-year-old is still targeting improvement in all facets of his game.
“I think I have done well but I can do better. I have scored two goals; I have the feeling I could score more goals, have more assists and defend better,” Can said.
“But I feel good, I feel in shape and I hope I can help the team. I always try to help the team, that’s the most important thing.
“I try to be in the box more because the manager expects it from the midfielders. When somebody crosses or plays the ball into the box, I try to be there.”