Liverpool defender Dan Agger is convinced of massive improvements over the past 12 months.
A year ago, under Kenny Dalglish, the team were sixth, 12 points off the top and just three behind fourth place with seven victories and five draws.
Agger thinks they are better now than then.
"The last couple of games we've played really well," said the Denmark captain. "I think the Tottenham game (a 2-1 defeat last Wednesday) was one of the best games I've played in for a long time - we played them off the pitch.
"Confidence is a big thing here and I think we have it. We are brave on the ball, want to go forward and we are not just playing around and I think that is the difference.
"I think we are creating more chances than last season. I don't see the statistics but the feeling on the pitch is we are creating bigger chances.
"It is difficult to compare two seasons but it is feeling better now."