Wow. There is always a certain temporary wave of feel good factor which can positively affect results when a new boss comes in.
But the result against City was much more than that.
We have a feeling that Jurgen Klopp can become ‘The Dignified Mourinho’.
That is to say that this is a manager who can be as important as any player in the team.
The way Liverpool played on Saturday would surely have left many a scouser still hungover as the Monday morning work bell approached.
It won’t be without hiccups but this is undoubtedly the start of a new improved era at Anfield.
City of course contributed to their own downfall with some ludicrous defending.
But the way that Liverpool swarmed all over the league leaders (at the start of the weekend) without a conventional centre forward was poetry in motion.
We started by watching El Clasico but once we had turned over to The Prem we were transfixed – it really is the best league in the world.
But regardless of the result this is still a work in progress and don’t expect the same against Bordeaux. That said, this game should be another chance for the new Liverpool to gain identity, confidence and swagger.