Sunday’s action at Anfield was about as smooth of an outing as Jurgen Klopp could have hoped for from his side. They were leagues ahead of Nottingham Forest on the way to a dominating 3-0 win on a beautiful day for the Reds.
Against the backdrop of their brother, Luis Diaz, dealing with a catastrophic family issue, the Reds came out on the front foot and looked to be playing inspired football.
This match provided us with a glimpse of what we can expect more of going forward. The midfield trio of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Ryan Gravenberch controlled proceedings.
Szoboszlai in particular was once again instrumental in so many of the Reds moves. His seemingly endless stamina is truly something to behold. Mac Allister unlocked the defense to set Mo Salah free who put Darwin Nunez on goal before his shot was parried into the waiting path of Diogo Jota.
Jota has become one of the best forwards in Europe at putting himself in the best position possible for rebounds and deflections. He is always right where he needs to be.
The movement and flexibility of the front three was on full display as well. Nunez had yet another strong performance that continues to strengthen his hold on the starting center-forward role.
The ability of the Liverpool midfield and forwards to link up all over the pitch could become the envy of the league. Nottingham Forest had no answer for the positional versatility they were seeing all over the field.
When Liverpool were at their peak under Klopp, they boasted a number of players that could stake a claim to countless roles on the field.
We are slowly seeing that come to fruition once again as the new signings from the last few windows continue to get more and more comfortable at Liverpool.
Perhaps one of the final steps is to move Mac Allister further up the field so he can link up even more with the attack and show off his box-to-box prowess. Macca and Szoboszlai working in tandem with the forwards could be something the Premier League never wants to see.
There are still things to work on and iron out of course. There will be more difficult opposition in the future than Forest. But Liverpool provided a very big picture of what they can look like soon.
Sunday’s win was another impressive step in the right direction as Klopp is beginning to see his vision for Liverpool 2.0 take shape with each passing day.