Only twice before in the Premier League era have the Reds picked up more points from their first 10 games, highlighting just what a healthy position they find themselves in.
The first of those was in 2002/03, when Gerard Houllier’s team won seven and drew three, leaving them a point better off than this current Liverpool side.
It is, perhaps, a warning to those getting a little too carried away about the Reds’ 2016/17 season to date.
2008/09 saw Liverpool on a formidable 26 points after 10 games, as Rafa Benitez created a superb side containing a spine of Pepe Reina, Jamie Carragher, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
It was a season that should have seen Benitez’s men lift the title, but some sloppy draws at home were fatal, and they had to settle for a second-placed finish, behind United.
Time will tell as to whether Liverpool can go one better this time around, but what cannot be denied is that they look primed for a title challenge of some kind.
With an easier run of fixtures to look forward to between now and the visit of Man City on New Year’s Eve, this is a real opportunity for the Reds to make their league position even stronger in the coming weeks.