Liverpool might need it given some of the chances that it has conceded early on this season with some shaky and suspect defending, but Jürgen Klopp’s attacking line-up appears to have plenty of firepower.
Only Manchester City, Spurs and Brighton have scored more Premier League goals than Liverpool so far this season, despite the Reds having more difficult fixtures to begin the campaign with, and that is without anyone being at truly full tilt.
It is that which shines a light on just how exciting Liverpool’s forward line restructuring could be in the coming months. Already there have been promising signs, but the Reds could really become free-flowing when they click into top gear.
Chelsea facing problems
By contrast, Chelsea dropped points again this weekend, drawing 0-0 with a Bournemouth side that Liverpool ultimately made light work of just a few weeks back.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side, despite spending more than $1bn on transfers in the last year, has scored only five goals in five games and currently sits in 14th position in the table.
The Argentine did not hold back when critiquing his attackers, either, with Nicolas Jackson proving to be hit-and-miss so far and Mykhailo Mudryk failing to live up to the billing.
“[Mudryk] still needs to learn; the Premier League is very fast, the speed of the game is so fast,” the Chelsea manager told Sky Sports. “I think it’s about understanding the game better; try to be more connected sometimes with the team. We need to give the time and to give the tools for him to improve during the season.”
Having been signed for a fee of $107m (£86m/€100m), Mudryk, who was also handed an eight-year contract at Stamford Bridge, has not yet ignited.
The 22-year-old has made 21 appearances for his new side but is yet to score and has only laid on two assists for his teammates.
His manager’s comments about getting used to the league and his teammates are to some extent fair,
He has been in England for six months now, and the constant changing of the players around him is a problem entirely of Chelsea’s own making.