Reasons to Believe Liverpool Can Win the Premier League
Let's get one thing straight: Liverpool aren't likely to win the Premier League this season.
Despite a fantastic start to the new campaign which could see the Reds back at the top of table come Saturday evening, fourth place still remains the realistic target.
In fact, I have been quite impressed with the restraint Liverpool fans have shown thus far in not getting carried away with hopes and dreams of a title triumph come May.
That, amongst other things, is down to Brendan Rodgers' calm and collectiveness. He doesn't get carried away with the results, and that down-to-earth attitude reflects in fans' expectations. That can only be a healthy thing.
But that doesn't mean Liverpool aren't on the right road to their first title of the Premier League era.
There is a lot of positivity around the fields of Anfield Road right now, that's for sure.
Liverpool's Attack Is Boss
The coming together as a strike partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez is something rather special.
It has been a long time since Liverpool had a front duo that read each other's game so well, meaning Rodgers has the luxury of playing two of the Premier League's best forwards alongside each other.
Not since the days of Michael Owen and Emile Heskey, and before that, Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore, have things looked this good.
He's Magic, You Know
It's hard to believe that Brazilian attacker Philippe Coutinho is still only 21, having sparkled in his first nine months at the club.
Injury has kept Liverpool's number 10 out of action recently, but if he can pick up the same form he has shown since arriving from Inter Milan in January on his return, the Reds have an added dimension to their pressing play.
Coutinho's close control and skill makes him a little bit of unequivocal magic tucked behind Liverpool's front line.
There's Only One Brendan Rodgers
There's no manager in World Football right now that I'd rather have at the helm of Liverpool than Rodgers.
He talks the talk and takes every game as it comes, which, in this stage of Liverpool's progression, are wonderful attributes.
In Rodgers, Liverpool have a role-model, a father figure, a clever tactician who continues to learn the game as his players do and a man not afraid to admit he's wrong.
Rodgers embraces the ideology of a "one club" Liverpool and appears proactive in all areas of the club at every opportunity, which is fantastic for morale, man management and PR—the job of a manager at any organisation.
The Club Is Moving Forward
Anyone that can't see how far Liverpool have come since John Henry and his Fenway Sports Group took over ownership in late 2010 needs to have another look.
The rapid rate of development since Brendan Rodgers' appointment as Liverpool manager in 2012 is rampant.
Now we have a solid and working transfer policy in place, with a range of youth, strength, speed and experience being brought in, and a hierarchy who are gelling the whole club together.
Add all the ingredients up and the recipe for a Premier League title is coming along nicely. Just don't forget a cake needs time and patience to rise.