There’s plenty to be happy about if you’re a Liverpool fan at the moment.
Supporters were feeling incredibly optimistic about their Premier League chances this season with the summer additions of Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and crucially Alisson Becker.
Add them to a side that fought their way to a Champions League final and it’s no wonder the Reds look the most likely club to rival Manchester City over the next eight months.
They’ve certainly made an impressive start to the season, too, and have shown the kind of grit that wasn’t necessarily present in their performances last year.
West Ham were put to the sword 4-0 on the opening weekend, before the Reds saw off Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park and most recently ground out a 1-0 win over Brighton.
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It’s a set of results that will not only do wonders for confidence at Melwood but also sees them top the Premier League along with Chelsea after three games.
You can see why Liverpool fans are rubbing their hands together, even if it remains early days.
Whether or not the club can challenge such an impressive team as City, though, remains debatable and the Citizens have looked ominous so far this season.
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A 1-1 draw with Wolves will give Liverpool optimism but last campaign also saw them start with two victories and one draw, only for them to embark on a devastating 18-game winning streak.
However, Liverpool have something up their sleeve this summer that is always underrated in a title race and it shows just how far the club has come.
That’s squad depth and it’s a fact brought to attention brilliantly this week by Liverpool fan and comedian Adam Rowe.
With the help of a graphic from ‘Taintless Red,’ he showcased a Liverpool XI that was completely made up of players who haven’t started this season.
As he notes, it’s remarkably similar to the team of three years ago, barring Fabinho and Shaqiri.
Take a look at his tweet below:
This is a team of current Liverpool players that aren't starting games. It's also the team we had three years ago, with Fabinho & Shaqiri added. Mad how far we've come. pic.twitter.com/Pb4n1rFTjY
— Adam Rowe (@adamrowecomedy) August 27, 2018
When you hear fans saying how far Liverpool have come recently, here’s some of the most compelling evidence.
It’s no surprise the tweet has gone down well amongst the Liverpool community and it has justly accumulated 3,000 ‘likes’ within the first two days of its release.
Besides, there’s every reason to suggest that team would do a pretty decent job in the Premier League and some fans are joking that it’s better than Everton’s starting XI.
Mignolet would get the nod at numerous mid-table clubs, Sturridge is one of the country’s best strikers on his day and there is no shortage of talent in the midfield.
So, there’s plenty of reasons to suggest that even an injury crisis on Merseyside wouldn’t be the end of the world for Klopp and his title challenge.
Whatever happens this season, though, there can be little doubting that Liverpool haven’t been in such a good position for a long time.