Let's play a game. Can you guess in which position "The Reds" would be in if all points accrued since Jurgen Klopp's arrival in 2015 were aggregated?
Manchester City would be sixth, Tottenham third, Chelsea,second and Liverpool top of the pile, The German coach has brought a competitive edge and a sense of belief back to the club's supporters. Last season with no European football as a distraction, their bright start to the campaign suggested that the Anfield outfit could indeed be serious aspirants for the league crown. The same can be said of the start to the 2017/18 campaign but there is still a feeling that there are still a few key ingredients lacking for Klopp's men to be serious candidates. They still coincide too many goals and have a tendency to let games that appear in control, slip.
No more a selling club
Their style of football can be frustrating too and the rear-guard is crying out for one key highly talented central defender. A high calibre player to mirror that of the forward line would be a huge improvement. They desperately tried to lure Southampton player Van Djik but once the move failed to materialise had no Plan-B to fall back on. It was crucial that Coutinho remained at the club so that the likes of Firmino and Mane are not courted next summer and the institution can remove the tag of a "selling club". Going forward Liverpool are a frightening proposition but still have a frailty to let teams back into games with too much ease.