Liverpool put in one of their most complete performances of the season to beat Leicester City at Anfield, winning 3-0.
The English champions were irresistible from start-to-finish and registered their sixth league win of the season to join Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the league table.
Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was full of admiration for his team’s performance with the 21-year-old defender observing the win from afar as a result of a calf problem.
Alexander-Arnold responded with a simple message on social media to his teammates and supporters on Sunday evening.
Liverpool also established a new club record of 64 home league games unbeaten, breaking their previous best run, set between February 1978 and January 1981.
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Going into the contest Liverpool were nursing an injury list that included the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri.
There was a sense before kick-off that a depleted Liverpool, and their unbeaten Premier League home record stretching back to 2017, might be vulnerable to the in-form Foxes. Not a chance. Not a chance with this manager. Not a chance with this team.
It was the perfect statement from the reigning champions whose off-field setbacks have so far been the story of their season.
This was a complete performance from start-to-finish from every Liverpool player on the pitch.
In truth, it could have been five or six for the Reds, who in total, raked in 24 shots – 13 of which were on target.
Off the early evidence of the quite frankly chaotic 2020/21 season, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Frank Lampard, among others, will have harboured ambitions of taking Liverpool’s crown. Off the back of this performance, Klopp’s ‘mentality monsters showcased it will take some doing.