Brendan Rodgers has been manager of Liverpool for a little over six months now, and though the Premier League position alone does not seem to indicate progression, it is clear that there have been several areas of the team which he has improved.
Liverpool are expected to be a team who challenge for cup trophies and are sat in the upper reaches of the league table, and their League Cup win last season was the first silverware in six seasons.
Needless to say, final league positions have not been too impressive for the past three years either.
It's a big job, then, that Rodgers has taken on. So, as the halfway point in his first season approaches, now is a good time to see just what has improved under the former Swansea City boss.
Here are the biggest areas of improvement evident in Liverpool's first team.