If last weekend was supposed to be a reality check, then this one underlined just where Liverpool are at the moment.
Unable to stop the Arsenal juggernaut at Emirates last Saturday, the Reds were terrific in swatting aside an admittedly poor Fulham team 4-0 at Anfield to move back into second place in the Premier League.
Liverpool might have come unstuck when playing against a team of the quality of the Gunners last Saturday, but they possess the ability to overwhelm the also-rans of the division and looked like doing so long before Fernando Amorebieta turned the ball into his own net for the opening goal.
A thumping header from Martin Skrtel and a clever Luis Suarez finish from Jordan Henderson's superb through ball made it 3-0 before the break, with Suarez typically adding another with a composed finish early in the second half.
It was a result to heap the pressure on Fulham boss Martin Jol, but for Brendan Rodgers this must have represented one of his most satisfying afternoons in charge of the Reds.
Here are six lessons learned from Anfield: