An international break is usually either positive or negative for a football club dependent upon their last result—Liverpool's 3-0 defeat of Southampton means that their fortnight break now arrives nicely for them ahead of the end of season run-in.
With 10 games remaining, Brendan Rodgers' side are currently second in the Premier League and have the most goals scored in the 28 games played so far.
Indeed, the Reds have now scored two more than in the whole of last season and are just two points behind their total of 61 points.
The improvements in Rodgers' second year in charge at Anfield have been remarkable, and the Northern Irishman deserves great credit for making Liverpool outside challengers for the title, doing so without splashing hundreds of millions like previous sides that have broken into the top four.
So just what are the key reasons for Liverpool's improvements? We take a look at how Rodgers has gotten the most from individual players for the collective of the team.