The Bundesliga transfer window closed on Tuesday.
No new faces arrived at Signal Iduna Park so we must assume Jürgen Klopp, who recently signed a contract extension until 2016, is confident that his current crop of stars has what it takes to beat Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title.
FC Nuremberg, Dortmund’s hosts this Friday, have no such ambitions this season. They are currently fighting for points at the wrong end of the table.
Here is a look at some of the areas where the gulf in class is all too apparent.