Brendan Rodgers believes his Liverpool side have turned a corner as they seek to extend their unbeaten seven-match Premier League run.
A second home win of the season last weekend against Wigan came on the back of a draw at Chelsea and there is a general feeling that there has been an upturn at Anfield.
Their current undefeated sequence is the Reds' longest since November last year, when they managed eight matches, and only leaders Manchester City have gone longer without losing.
Having played all the sides in the top six the fixture list should be slightly kinder to Rodgers, who took over from Kenny Dalglish in June.
"I felt the opening period was always going to be difficult for us; a new manager, new ideas and some tough fixtures," he said.
"There has been a lot of change over the course of the summer but it is much smoother now and there is a real spurt around the club.
"We have had three teenagers (Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom) a lot of the time in our team and they will make mistakes and our senior players are carrying them along at the minute.
"Short term we want to keep performing well. The players want to improve and that gives us a great future going forward and hopefully we keep chipping away and moving on.
"It's where we finish at the end of the season that will be the most important thing. It's about continuing our improvement.
"I've said before - and I'll repeat it again - we'll get even stronger in the second half of the season because we'll get better in our ways of working and get a better understanding what we're trying to achieve in terms of the team.
"Where we're at in May will define how good a season we've had."
Liverpool's unbeaten run will be tested at Swansea tomorrow as Rodgers returns to the club he left in the summer.
They have won only one of their last seven visits to south Wales, only two of the last 11 and have not beaten the Swans in three attempts since they became a Premier League side.
Rodgers' Swansea side beat Liverpool on the final day of the season last May but, having switched sides, saw his former team knock them out of the Capital One Cup at Anfield last month.
"It is a real special place, Swansea. I spent two fantastic years there and had a wonderful rapport with the supporters," he added.
"The club was brilliant for me and hopefully I gave them something back while I was there.
"I never said I was going to be there for many years but it took a truly unbelievable club like Liverpool to draw me away.
"Whatever reception I get is irrelevant, the important thing is I know the good people there and I am sure time will heal any bad thoughts.
"But we are going there to keep our (seven-match) unbeaten run in the league going."