As Arsenal dropped two points at home to Spurs this weekend, Liverpool and Chelsea looked like the teams to beat in the Premier League title race.
Jurgen Klopp’s side blitzed Watford 6-1, casting a shadow over even Chelsea’s 5-0 victory over Everton.
The Reds are in sensational form, scoring a plethora of goals amidst fears they don’t have a good enough striker. Frankly, on current form, they don’t need one.
Sadio Mane scored two, while Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino, and Georginio Wijnaldum also made it onto the scoresheet against the Hornets.
No Liverpool fan will need reminding that it’s been 26 years since they last won the league.
They had their chance to be crowned kings of English football two years ago, but famously slipped up – in Steven Gerrard’s case, quite literally – as Manchester City took the silverware.
So, could all that be about to change? Obviously, it’s way too early to say, but all the indications are that they could go all the way.
Klopp is unsurprisingly cagey about the issue. The German is known to get a little carried away on the touchline, but he’s actually remaining calm, telling reporters via the Daily Mail:
“There is no pressure after 11 match days, absolutely no pressure.
“We saw Chelsea playing (on Saturday) – quite impressive. We saw Manchester City playing Barcelona – quite impressive. Manchester United? Never write them off. Tottenham? Good side.
“I’m not sure if I forgot anyone? But let’s stay cool, play your best football: that is the only thing you can do.
“When I came here I asked for time and patience. Now everyone is asking for guarantees. They are not there. The only thing we have is a pretty good football team.
‘If someone thinks being one point ahead is a big sign for the rest of the season, I can’t help them. We stay calm. We didn’t speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table.”
All the same, Liverpool have every right to start getting excited. Even the Champions League has eluded them in recent years, despite them having won the competition more times than any other English side.
Klopp understandably doesn’t want to speak about them being contenders, but at this stage, it’s hard not to see them fighting for the title come May.