Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says everyone at the club has overcome the disappointment of not winning the Premier League title last season.
The Reds came close to a first title since 1990 but finished two points behind champions Manchester City.
Sturridge, 24, said: “We were heartbroken at the end of last season but we are refreshed and mentally ready for a long season again.
“It’s not easy but everyone is over that now and we look to the future.”
Liverpool opened their league campaign by beating Southampton 2-1 on Sunday, and the England international is not concerned by critics writing off the club’s chances of mounting another challenge following the£75m sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July.
He added: “We have confidence within ourselves, we have a belief within the squad we can win every game – no matter what the opposition – with the philosophies the manager has and the individuals we have and how they work collectively.
“Getting off to a good start is fantastic for us, but we understand it is only one game and there are 37 to go.
“I think we go about our business silently. Last season we were underdogs and this season we are underdogs, I don’t think it changes.”
Source: BBC Sport');