The Reds have started the season in immaculate form, with their victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday simply continuing a flawless beginning to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp's men, who have yet to drop points in the Premier League. "Our timing today was really good; our best performance there, so we got the three points". "We could have scored more and we controlled the game".
'I am sure he is surprised, ' said the former Liverpool midfielder. "We had 85 brilliant minutes".
Klopp knows issues will arise throughout the long and winding campaign, but that air of positivity reared its head once again.
There is no doubt that Liverpool have moved in the right direction since that day at the old White Hart Lane with two successive top four finishes in the bag and memorable runs to three Cup finals, including the Europa and Champions League showpiece events.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an incredible goal for his 500th career gol
Since then, the former Swedish worldwide has scored 17 goals for the MLS side in 22 appearances. Speaking after the clash, he said: "I was close to the goal".
Without it, the players would get restless, craving the big stage and spotlight they came to a reborn "big club" like Liverpool to claim. "It's not often in my life I've had surprised".
Firmino continued his fine early season form as he grabbed a crucial goal to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead early in the second half after Georginio Wijnaldum had opened the scoring for the Merseysiders in the first half.
One of the few to emerge with any credit from yesterday's defeat was goalkeeper Joe Hart, who summed up the team's performance with some honesty. I'm long enough in this business to know that nobody plays a flawless season. This mature display marked them out as the most likely challengers to champions Manchester City. Fantastic the improvement we had.
The "world's best defender" Dejan Lovren will need game time when he returns from injury and brilliant youngsters Rhian Brewster, Curtis Jones and Rafael Camacho are also hungry for their first-team bows. I like that development.
"Maybe I repeat again but after Manchester United, all the signals from the team were that we were going to crash. We will see if we can do so".