Liverpool are currently joint-top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Chelsea after a thrilling start to the campaign.
The Reds, just like their title rivals, are yet to taste defeat in eight matches this season and boast the joint-best defensive record in the top-flight after conceding just three goals during that run.
That has lead to increased optimism regarding Jurgen Klopp’s side and their push to finally lift a league title that has eluded the club for the past two decades – and a comparison to last year has shown their hard work has paid off.
12 months ago, Liverpool have 13 points to their name after eight matches after struggling to secure victories and drawing half of those games, while they also suffered a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City.
Points had been dropped against the likes of Newcastle, Burnley and Watford, as Liverpool found themselves in eighth position and a long way off being genuine challenges for Manchester City’s Premier League crown.
Fast forward a year and the scenario has changed completely, with Liverpool winning six of their matches so far while drawing with the Citizens and Chelsea.
Klopp has spent significantly to bring the likes of Alisson, Virgil Van Dijk and Xherdan Shaqiri into his side and the early signs suggest his outlay is paying off.