Liverpool fans are enjoying life right now.
The Reds are genuine contenders to win major trophies, including the Champions League, after many years on the periphery.
It’s taken Jurgen Klopp three years, and he’s been supported in the transfer market, but Liverpool have to be taken seriously now.
They are tied at the top of the Premier League table, with eight wins and two draws from 10 matches, and sit top of a Champions League group that includes Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli.
It’s a far cry from the days when Roy Hodgson was running the show.
Hodgson spent six months in charge of the club from July 2010 to January 2011 - and supporters have tried to forget about his stint ever since.
The 71-year-old won just seven of 20 Premier League matches in charge. The Reds were 12th in the table when Hodgson left by mutual consent.
Liverpool's 'banter' pre-season
Liverpool supporters can look back and laugh now.
And one, going by @VirtuousVan on Twitter, has done just that by starting a Twitter thread on the ‘banter era’ under Hodgson.
Part one of the thread explores Liverpool’s pre-season under Hodgson, which included the signings of Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic and Danny Wilson.
They would play three friendlies and take on FK Rabotnicki in the Europa League qualifiers. We’ll let @VirtuousVan take it from here.
Masterful stuff. Part two is sure to be a treat.
Dalglish replaced Hodgson - and the mood improved
Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish replaced Hodgson in January 2011 and Steven Gerrard spoke of the change in the mood at the club when King Kenny arrived.
“What I remember is Kenny taking over from Roy here,” Gerrard said on BT Sport earlier in 2018, per the Mirror.
“Roy’s final days and weeks here were very tough for him personally, but you could feel it as a player - the tension in the ground and they were singing Kenny’s name every five, ten minutes.”
Thankfully for Liverpool, the days of losing 2-1 at home to Blackpool are over.