On Saturday, the Reds will go to a Tottenham team that has shown signs of improvement in order to try to stay up with the unstoppable pace set by Manchester City, who are now in first place in the Premier League.
The reigning champions, City, have won all six of their first matches, earning maximum points each time, and they have the opportunity to create a new club record if they win their next match against the struggling Wolves.
Liverpool is in the lead among the teams that are chasing after the team in first place by two points, while Brighton, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Aston Villa are all within six points of Liverpool.
Szoboszlai excels for the revamped Liverpool defence
The previous year, Liverpool finished in fifth place, which prompted the club to completely revamp its midfield during the transfer window. In previous years, Liverpool and City had competed head-to-head for major accolades.
The investment has shown quick returns, as seen by a string of seven victories in a row across all competitions.
Dominik Szoboszlai has been selected as the best of the four new midfielders, and he scored a spectacular goal in Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Leicester in the League Cup.
“Since the first minute of training, it was pretty impressive,” remarked Jurgen Klopp of the Hungarian’s adaption after a transfer from RB Leipzig that cost £60 million ($73 million).
“A very naturally self-assured young man. That’s helpful, and on top of that, you can see she’s a very hard worker.
To maintain their impressive streak, Klopp’s team will need to hand Tottenham their first loss in the league since Ange Postecoglou took over as head coach.
The Australian has transformed the tone at the north London giants by ignoring the fact that Harry Kane is no longer playing for them.
Spurs are now behind Liverpool by only two points and are coming off a remarkable 2-2 draw on the road against Arsenal last weekend.
Competing for a spot in the top four
Brighton is now in third place in the standings with five wins from their first six league games, including excellent triumphs against Manchester United and Newcastle. Despite the departure of many notable players, like Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, Brighton has remained undeterred in their pursuit of success.
On Saturday, the team led by Roberto De Zerbi will compete against Aston Villa, another team that has aspirations of climbing into the top four.
Since Unai Emery took over as manager of Villa a little under a year ago, the club has seen a remarkable transformation, as they have won four of their most recent five league games to move up to sixth place.
However, both teams must contend with the difficulty of continuing their challenge in the Premier League while still meeting the requirements necessary to compete in Europe.
Both Brighton and Villa were forced to make significant lineup changes during the midweek match, which ultimately led to their elimination from the League Cup; yet, this may turn out to be beneficial in the long term.
Problems with their teeth for the touted trio
The fact that the three teams now in worst place are the same three who were promoted just a few short months ago highlights the widening gap that exists between the top two categories of English football.
Luton, Burnley, and Sheffield United all have one point on the board so far, while Sheffield United suffered their worst-ever league loss last weekend when they were beaten 8-0 by Newcastle. All three of these teams have only one point so far.
Due to the difficulties experienced by Everton, Wolves, and Bournemouth, the newly promoted teams have not yet been left behind in the standings.
Everton, on the other hand, shows signs of rediscovering their footing following consecutive victories in the League Cup this past week, one at Brentford and the other at Villa.
The situation of the Hatters, who are competing in the English premier league for the first time in 31 years, will be made far more difficult if the Toffees are victorious once more when Luton travels to Goodison on Saturday.