Liverpool romped to a 3-1 home victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday to cruise to the top of the early standings in the Premier League, ahead of victories for both Manchester City and Manchester United on the Sunday.
The Red's boss Kenny Dalglish named a strong starting eleven, which included pairing Dirk Kuyt up front with Luis Suarez, with Andy Carroll left on the bench.
From the first whistle to the last, Liverpool were by far the better side, dominating possession and creating any number of chances in a match which they really could have won by half time.
Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam were the goalscorers in the end, but Luis Suarez should have added at least one more. Kuyt, Downing and Daniel Agger also all went close.
In what was one of the most impressive all-round performances from the club since Kenny Dalglish took over, any number of players could have taken the Man of the Match award home; here we look at the rankings for each of the players in Red.