For the first time since May 6, 2014, Liverpool are top of the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s team completely destroyed Watford at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 win to take top spot.
If Manchester City, Arsenal and co. were not taking Liverpool seriously before, they certainly are now.
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Sadio Mane scored a brace and Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were also on the scoresheet as Watford were hit for six.
The Reds have now scored 30 goals in 11 league games. That’s a frightening average of 2.73 goals per game.
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Gary Lineker said Liverpool are “thrilling going forward these days” on Twitter, but it was Michael Ballack who perhaps had the best reaction on social media.
The former Chelsea and Germany midfielder tweeted: “6-1? Did @Torres and #StevenGerrard play in #Anfield today or something??”
Even when Torres and Gerrard were strutting their stuff on Merseyside, they were rarely this good.
Klopp isn't getting ahead of himself
Eager to ensure their early success doesn’t get to his players’ heads, Klopp played down Liverpool’s chances of winning the title.
"We've started collecting points but we need to go on with this. Then we will see where we can end," Klopp said, per BBC Sport.
"I know in the past a lot of things happened here and the story two, three years ago when it was really close and everybody compares, but this is not the team two or three years ago.
"This is not the team 25 years ago. We're completely new. We stay cool. It's the best position I can imagine but nothing else has happened."
Liverpool, who finished two points behind Manchester City in the race to win the 2013-14 title, are currently one point ahead of Chelsea and two ahead of Man City and Arsenal, both of whom drew this weekend.
Klopp is fully aware of the threat those teams present.
"We saw Chelsea yesterday, quite impressive, Man City playing Barcelona, quite impressive,” he added. “Man United - never write them off, Tottenham are a good side. There's a lot of really good teams around.
"We didn't speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table. For me it's more important that we look like a team who is able to win games.”
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