Liverpool continued their perfect start to the season with victory over Leicester City on Saturday.
The Reds were in no mood for slow starts with Sadio Mane opening the scoring after just 10 minutes, before Roberto Firmino doubled the advantage from a James Milner corner.
There were some late nerves in the end when Rachid Ghezzal bagged a goal for the home side, profiting from an embarrassing error by Alisson Becker.
However, on the whole, it was another sound performance from the Reds and one that some are considering typical of sides that go onto become champions.
One of the most promising things about the result was the club’s defensive stability and it’s been a common theme throughout their start to the season.
GOMEZ AND VAN DIJK SUPERB VS LEICESTER
That moment of madness from Alisson is the only time Liverpool have conceded this season, a fact that would seem unthinkable at this point last year.
And all the credit lies with the back four who have come into their own recently and thanks in no small part to Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman has been something of a revelation at the club since his January move and even more so alongside Joe Gomez.
VAN DIJK’S POST-MATCH TWITTER ACTIVITY
It’s probably not the partnership that fans expected at the start of the season but they look incredible right now with Gomez delivering a faultless performance at Leicester.
He barely put a foot wrong during the game and made a superb block to deny what looked a certain goal.
As a result, there was plenty of praise for Gomez across social media and the Twitter activity of Van Dijk just about said it all.
Liverpool fans noticed exactly what Van Dijk had been ‘liking’ after the game – check it out:
Supporters were lapping up Gary Lineker’s tweet in the first place and are even happier for the fact Van Dijk clearly agrees with him.
And based on the performance at Leicester, how could you disagree?
Of course, it remains early stages and Liverpool still await a challenge from one of the top six but all the evidence so far suggests the Van Dijk-Gomez partnership is simply inspired.
At the age of 21, there is still plenty more to come from Gomez and big things could lie ahead if he maintains this form throughout the season.
Jurgen Klopp deserves great credit for having so much success with a back four that, on paper, seems to lack experience.
Yet Gomez, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are in the form of their life alongside the seemingly omnipotent Van Dijk.