Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has welcomed a new "rush" of big games this season.
Fixtures against Leeds United and Manchester City bookend a period that also includes outings in the Champions League and Carabao Cup – and Alisson is looking forward to what he terms 'the rushing time'.
“I believe we are doing pretty well. A lot of things to improve but we start already playing good football, having really, really good moments during the matches," the goalkeeper told Liverpoolfc.com, when asked to assess the team's campaign to date.
“Maybe we need to fight more for the consistency, I think, during the season – this is something that will come, we'll play a more consistent game, defensively and offensively as well. I think we are doing pretty well but it's too soon to speak about it.
“I think it's too early [to discuss title contenders] but the Premier League is always difficult. In the last seasons, I think the teams are getting stronger, the top teams and also the other clubs are doing really well.
“It's always tough to play against all the opponents. I believe we are doing a good job. The first month we have here, playing three games only in one month, it's not what you are used to doing – normally we are used to playing more games during this period of time.
“Normally you use more time to train, to practise. This is good. But I really like when the rushing time arrives – when you play game after game. I think this helps to make you more fit for the matches, not only physically and well prepared that you get from training."