When the Reds take to the field this afternoon to face Chelsea, nothing other than three points will be enough to send fans home happy.
It goes to show how far the club has come over the last few months – as well as the direction Chelsea have been heading in for a couple of seasons – that it is the case, but the Reds are in that position on merit.
One statistic highlights that as much as anything else: according to LiverpoolFC.com, a victory at Stamford Bridge would mean the Reds would have set a new club record of seven successive league wins away from home.
That is not an achievement to be sniffed at – even though that level of consistency is something that has become the norm now.
Additionally, Sadio Mane is just one strike away from becoming the 10th Reds man to net 50 Premier League goals, and is just two goals short of Dirk Kuyt, who scored 51 times in the league.
Mane will get chances on the counter-attack this afternoon, so it would be no surprise to see him net at least once in the game.