Former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes winning the Champions League last season was crucial in helping Jurgen Klopp's side embark on their remarkable 2019-20 campaign.
The Reds have dropped just four points in the Premier League this season and are on the verge of winning the competition for the first time in the club's history, while they also triumphed in the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Yet before their triumph over Tottenham in Madrid last year they had suffered disappointment under Klopp, losing both a Europa League and Champions League final in the two previous seasons, and there were question-marks over their winning mentality.
Mignolet, now at Club Brugge, thinks finally securing that elusive trophy under Klopp made all the difference with regards to the team's confidence.
When asked in an interview on Liverpool's official website whether he thought the Champions League win has affected this season, he said: "Yes, absolutely. To be honest this season, already I think the basis was set in the winter time last season.
"We were winning every game at home, we were very tough to beat, we didn’t concede and we were very stable. But, I think if you win something then you get the confidence of trying to be or being unbeatable and looking forward for the next medal you can win.
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