Jurgen Klopp is currently working wonders at Liverpool. Ever since arriving at Anfield in 2015, the German has slowly but surely created a side worthy of being Premier League champions. Saturday’s 3-0 win over Southampton only furthered their credentials. Rivals Manchester City may have beaten Cardiff City 5-0 some 177 miles down south, but it is the Reds who are currently the toast of the north-east.
Sitting comfortably at the table, Liverpool have won seven games in all competitions for the first time in their 126-year history. For just the third time in the same period, they have won six league games on the bounce as well. Despite fears about the dreaded ‘Second-Season Syndrome’, Mohamed Salah managed to get back onto the scoresheet with a comfortable tap in from Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick.
The Egyptian King has a sensational record at Anfield, being involved in an incredible 41 goals in just 31 games in all competitions. Since arriving last summer, Salah has scored 30 goals and recorded 11 assists in front of the adoring Reds’ supporters. Another signing since last summer, Virgil van Dijk has allayed the defensive fears once held by Kopites. The Reds now have kept eight clean sheets in the Premier League at home, a run stretching back to March. Although van Dijk limped off against his former side, it is understood the Netherlands has not sustained a serious injury.