Liverpool have made the perfect start to the 2018/19 Premier League season by winning three out of three games and conceding zero goals.
They’ve also found the back of the net seven times – three by Sadio Mane and two by Mohamed Salah, who scored the only goal during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brighton.
In every area of the pitch Liverpool look solid following a summer that saw Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson arrive for a combined £170m.
Defensively the Reds have looked impenetrable with Alisson in goal and Virgil van Dijk, who joined in January for £75m, marshalling the back four.
In midfield Jurgen Klopp is blessed with plenty of options, from the versatile Keita and James Milner to the defensive Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
And going forward – well, Liverpool are as menacing as ever.
Only Roberto Firmino is yet to open his account for the new campaign but the Brazilian has been busy in the attacking third and provided a couple of assists.
LIVERPOOL ON FIRE
Simply put, it’s all going well for Liverpool at the moment and there’s a real sense that this could be their season.
But Klopp wants more. Speaking after the Brighton win, the German said there’s still room for improvement from his players.
“Nine points after three games, I never heard anything negative about that,” he said. “We didn’t concede a goal, nothing negative about that.
“If you watched the games – we knew before the game but now a few more people know – we have a lot more to do.”
So what more can Liverpool do? Well, according to the Mirror, the Reds are now trialling a ‘specialist throw-ins coach’ – no, seriously – to add even more goals to their game.
Liverpool have employed Thomas Gronnemark, who’s spent the last 15 years perfecting throw-ins, with their academy to see what success he can bring.
Should the experiment work, Liverpool will then apply it to the first team.
Gronnemark claims he helped two teams in Denmark add 20 goals to their season’s tally between them, so by that logic Liverpool could add around 10.
Apparently he can launch a ball over 50 metres – which is almost half a full-sized pitch – and uses video analysis to teach players how best to use throw-ins to their advantage.
It’s a strange experiment by all accounts, but Liverpool are the first team in the Premier League to trial a throw-in specialist and it could give them an edge.