It seems unusual to say that about a club who floundered in the title race in each of the past two seasons but Manchester City's stranglehold on the English game appears only to be increasing.
While Coutinho's departure brought the curtain down on his role in Liverpool's attacking "Fab four", Klopp's three remaining big hitters will ensure the Reds pose a major threat to City's unbeaten record.
"The irony is there were rumours Sheikh Mansour tried to buy Liverpool but was rebuffed because Liverpool thought it was a joke - and they ended up buying City". I would be more confident had Coutinho been in the Anfield ranks but Sergio Aguero has yet to score in the Premier League at Anfield and 2-1 for Liverpool is too big.
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, his compatriot, on Wednesday posted a message on Instagram saying "Liverpool is no longer the same without" the "magical" Coutinho.
Saints threatened to report Liverpool to the Premier League over an alleged illegal approach for Van Dijk and the Reds backed off.
Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their climb up the table as they host Burnley while Huddersfield Town can move into the top half if they beat West Ham United and other results fall in their favour. "It could take another couple of transfer windows before they can get the right players". You will know before I will. "As a Scouser you always remember the first time you play at Anfield". I think (Sadio) Mane can get better as well.
Arsenal have already completed the signing of Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos, but with Mertesacker retiring at the end of the season and Mustafi's future uncertain, the signing of Evans could be crucial for Wenger's team. To have two lads playing from the same neck of the woods in a Premier League game was great.
The German will reveal more on Moreno's fitness and issue an update on the shape of the rest of his first-team squad in his pre-City address to the media on Friday. Factor in that the club is still alive on three other fronts-FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League-and the potential for a truly special season remains tantalizingly alive. "But the City game is a completely different game". They're the only side who have managed to come close to City's tally, matching them with 16 over the last six games. "He was not in team training so far", Klopp said.
But that was not to be, and via spells at Genk, Chelsea and Wolfsburg, the playmaker ended up where he is at Manchester City - at the age of 26, he is now one of the best players in Europe. "I don't think City will win but I don't think they will lose either".
Pep Guardiola is a good manager.