Just ask Southampton, or Manchester City, or Chelsea: the cluster of sides who have fallen to a lethal machine cultivated by Jürgen Klopp as the German continues to increase his influence and turn a new chapter for Liverpool.
Coasting away from the spotlight till he was part of the assembly which dismantled Southampton at St. Mary's, he failed to really conjure up any excitement for the Reds. That could perhaps be no longer the case. His desire and new-found drive showed one of the many transformations undergoing in the Liverpool squad under Klopp's tutelage.
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What made things so exciting was how the Liverpool performance in the league cup built on their rampant dismissals of Chelsea and Manchester City, who were primed as last season's perennial title contenders, and before the Blues' cataclysmic start to the season, both those clubs were set to lock horns for the top prize in the English game this time round, too.
Of course the job is far from done, it's barely begun. Such as the loss to Crystal Palace, Liverpool must proceed with caution but should Klopp be able to continue to ignite sparks from the squad, these goal-filled routs may only continue.
Klopp's on course to finding that balance just right. Even though their three best performances of the season in terms of goals have lead to at least one being conceded, the control on the game when they get scoring is something to behold.
The former Liverpool manager will be proud with Liverpool showing great character. As his fond press buzz phrase would describe, coming from an early goal behind to play your opposition off the park is "great character". The unity entwined within the club make this as much a fighting case as any. Throw in the football, rejuvenated tactics and resurging players and Liverpool are getting back to where they believe they rightfully belong.