By Will Butcher

Alan Smith has claimed that as long as Jurgen Klopp remains at Liverpool, they will only continue to improve.

Liverpool have lost just one of their 17 league and cup encounters this season, as Klopp continues to inspire his side in pursuit of the Premier League title.

Writing in his Sky Sports column, Smith graded Liverpool’s performance in the Premier League as an ‘A’, and believes that Klopp is “building something” at the newly renovated Anfield.

“The longer he (Klopp) is there, the more they get to know his methods and his demands,” Smith declared.

“Liverpool now, with the new stand at Anfield and surroundings, it’s got a different feel. They’re building something.”

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has implemented a high-pressing tactic allowing Liverpool to win the ball back high up the pitch, while masterminding a freedom in attack that has seen the Reds score 44 goals in their 17 games.

The Merseyside giants have secured wins against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham as well as securing a semi-final spot in the EFL Cup after beating Leeds with a 2-0 win on Tuesday night.

Unbeaten in 15 games, Klopp’s side will be hoping to make it 16 as they travel to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on Saturday with the chance to leapfrog Chelsea into top spot.

However, they will have to do that without talisman Philippe Coutinho, who has been ruled out until the new year following an ankle injury against Sunderland last weekend.

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