What a start to the season it has been.
It is hard to remember (mainly due to the extensive hypnotherapy) just how tumultuous things were at the start of last season.
August 2010 saw Liverpool floundering with some unconvincing displays—Roy Hodgson seemed to like a hoof more than your average collier—and a similarly inconsistent set of results. After three games Hodgson's team had four points and had conceded four goals, scoring just twice. These performances included a hammering away at Manchester City.
In August 2011, King Kenny's men have seven points after scoring six times and have conceded just twice. In the process of achieving this early third place position in the league, the Reds have played with style and purpose.
The philosophy of pass and move has returned to Anfield.
Having enjoyed such an auspicious start, here are 10 observations from Liverpool's first four weeks of the season.