Liverpool sure know how to play with the emotions of the supporters.
Saturday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal posed as another display of dominance over a top-six rival and another exhibition of our attacking power but also another response to a demoralising result the week before.
The players knew they were worthy of criticism following the defeat to Leicester and put in the kind of performance to reflect this.
Reds left-back James Milner touched on the frustration of producing such an emphatic display having been so poor in the previous game.
[It was] very pleasing but also disappointing on the other hand because of the other night, not being able to do that consistently,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“We all know how good we are but we have to do it on a more consistent basis.”
“We just need to keep building on that and keep improving but the way we played against a very strong team and dominated, especially the first half, was brilliant and shows how good we are.”
“We just need to keep going on that note.”
Burnley promise to be a vital test next weekend when they come to Anfield as the kind of bottom-half team that Liverpool have famously struggled against this season.
They will sit back and wait to counter on us just as they did when they won 2-0 in the corresponding fixture earlier on in the campaign.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have to start learning from their struggles during these final months and that starts at home to Burnley.