Liverpool hero Phil Thompson is convinced something special is happening at Anfield.
With seven new signings arriving over the summer and a number of fringe players having departed the club, Thompson has been thrilled with the way Dalglish and his staff have gelled the team together so quickly, and he believes all the signs are now pointing towards a bright future at Anfield.
"I like the way the transfer business has been done, going back to January as well," Thompson told Liverpoolfc.tv. "A lot of business has been conducted without too much press interference or people knowing too much about it. It's been done in a very Liverpool-like way and I'm extremely pleased for Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli for what they've achieved. You have to take your hats off to Fenway Sports Group as well who have dug deep.
"Over the last couple of years the strength in depth hasn't been there. It's said in football you're only as good as what you've got on the bench and that's fair. You need a good squad to get you through a season and our squad has now been strengthened with different qualities of player. We now have a fantastic squad to worry most teams.
"I am very excited. You've got Stewart Downing on the left and also Jose Enrique, someone who had a difficult first season at Newcastle but who settled, got to know the game and became a very good defender who is good going forward. With Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson in the midfield there's a 'Britishness' about the team and I think that's because we lost a lot of the lesser games last year. We could always match the top teams but we had to rectify it against the lesser sides."