Liverpool have turned in a stellar performance to dispatch the Tigers in a home game victory that saw them open up on attack and confirm their position as title contenders this season.
The Red’s blistering early season form has only one glaring road bump, the 2-0 loss to Burnley, however it has also included many impressive results against top-flight teams, several of those away. In three of the toughest away fixtures, Liverpool have gained seven points from three matches against Spurs, Arsenal, and Chelsea.
Man City have looked faultless and Spurs are also undefeated, however the Reds have faced more than their share of top teams early while Arsenal, Chelsea, and particularly United have had their own share of troubles.
The Main Takeaways from the Tigers Victor
Four victories in a row and sixth place on the table means that the Reds are showing signs of consistent results, something that previous season’s teams have struggled with. Consistency against lower placed teams is a must as dropping points against bottom of the table teams is a serious momentum killer.
--Confident Vice Captain
James Milner's contributions cannot be undervalued. He is playing with the drive and heart that Klopp demands from his players, and his dangerous bursts out on the left created numerous opportunities. His two goals from the spot were just reward for his efforts.
--Depth and In-squad Competition
When you are able to call on Sturridge and Divock Origi from the bench and start Emre Can and Marko Grujic to rest starting players, things are positive. This was arguably the strongest bench named in a long time for Liverpool.
As far as an early season stocktake goes, this was a good one for Liverpool. Depth, competitive drive, and consistency are all a coach could ask for.