Jurgen Klopp's week has started off as well as the last one finished after Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson confirmed he is closing in on a return from a broken foot.
The midfielder is yet to feature under Klopp and has not played a competitive game since Liverpool's narrow 1-0 win against Bournemouth in August.
Anfield was a very different place then with Brendan Rodgers still hoping to take advantage of the £77million spent in summer transfer fees. The target was to get Liverpool back into the top four, but he never looked like achieving it.
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After a poor start, Rodgers was replaced by the former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp, who has already started to undergo a tactical revolution, capped by an impressive 4-1 win over Manchester City at the weekend.
Despite a number of changes to the backroom staff and an overhaul of training methods, Henderson has so far retained the armband handed to him after Steven Gerrard's summer departure and has confirmed he should be available for selection at some point in the near future.
"I'm getting there," he told Sky Sports. "This is one of the longest periods of time I've been out for and that has been tough for me. Hopefully I'm not too far away now."
Working under Klopp
As under Rodgers, there have been significant highs and lows since Klopp arrived. Liverpool have travelled to Chelsea and the Etihad only to return with three points on each occasion, and they have also lost on their own patch to Crystal Palace.
But their thrashing of the Citizens has surely been the highlight yet and Henderson himself was very impressed with the performance. He thinks there is even more to come from this team and is confident Klopp is the man to coax it out.
"I thought the lads were outstanding from start to finish," said Henderson. "Hopefully that can set a standard for us for the rest of the season.
"That shows how well we can play and we just need the consistency and to keep playing with the freedom that we did on Saturday.
"The manager has made a big impact and he's been fantastic for Liverpool and for the Premier League. Hopefully we can keep learning from him and improving."
Should they continue in that same vein before Henderson returns, the England international might find it hard to reclaim his place in the starting XI.
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