Liverpool have amassed their third-highest points tally in the first 10 matches of a Premier League season, following a superb start to the campaign.
Having lost 2-0 at Burnley in just their second game of the season, Liverpool have responded magnificently, winning six and drawing two of their eight league games since.
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.