Jurgen Klopp seems to be developing a Liverpool winning habit, something that needs to be retained

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Six wins from seven for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool so far, it's a good run that he will only want to enhance during a crucial period.

Jurgen Klopp is now 10 games into his Liverpool reign and it's fair to say he's had a pretty good start to life at Anfield since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

His current record reads six wins, three draws and one defeat. The three draws came from his first three games in charge, so it's six wins from seven games in all competitions. It's safe to say the Reds are trying to if, they've not already, to develop a winning habit.

His side have moved up to sixth in the Premier League, achieved qualification to the next round of the Europa League with a group game to spare, and this week are in action in the quarter-finals of the League Cup when they take on a strong Southampton side at St Mary's.

Undoubtedly the best performance of the German's reign so far has come at the home of Manchester City, where an unbelievable first half hour gave the Reds a 3-0 lead against the title favourites with the game ultimately finishing 4-1. That game is now the benchmark and there has been an emphasis on Klopp now trying to sort out the side's home form.

Two home games have followed, two wins - both in contrasting circumstances to the Manchester City win. The Europa League win over Bordeaux saw his side having to come from behind and winning by a narrow margin, and his side having to dig out the result in horrendous windy conditions against Swansea City to keep the momentum going - both of them without their in-form star in Philippe Coutinho. 

His side are now positioned nicely both domestically and in Europe. At home they are six points off the top of the table - four off the top four - meaning they are certainly in contention for the Champions League places having got the most difficult of their away games out of the way. 

Dejan Lovren told the club's official website after the win over Swansea: "The most important thing is to keep the winning mentality. We’re doing a great job all together and we can be proud.”

There's only one way to keep the winning mentality, and that's to keep winning, especially the fixtures they ought to be winning, those that bookmakers will make them odds on favourites for - which is highly likely to be every league game they play until the New Year.

They will be buoyed by the return of Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho will please Klopp and give him options to freshen up the side during a busy schedule.

The next game, a trip to Southampton, is a tough test for the Reds, but it will be interesting to see Liverpool's approach both towards the competition and the side, given this is the second time Klopp will have faced the Saints since his arrival on Merseyside. He will be aware of the tough task but also the immense opportunity presented to his side of getting some silverware in the cabinet. 

If there is one way to instil a winning mentality, winning trophies only enhances it. Wednesday night's game is huge for the Reds to clear a big hurdle on the way to that, and keep that momentum they've generated lately going along. 

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