Last year’s title-winning manager Jurgen Klopp insists his squad are as hungry as ever, despite many questioning their desire for more silverware before the start of the current season.
Three wins in their opening three games, including wins over Chelsea and Arsenal, quickly silenced any whiff of fatigue. However, their next fixture against Aston Villa produced one of the most spectacular upsets the Premier League has witnessed, with the Reds slumping to a crushing 7-2 defeat against a side who narrowly avoided relegation last season.
With Virgil van Dijk now out for the season, as well as a fresh injury concern for Fabinho, there are now serious worries at Anfield regarding their title defence.
Klopp's men will have two tough Champions League fixtures against Atalanta in November, combined with massive games against Manchester City and Leicester City, as well as a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.
At 4/1, Klopp is the favourite for Manager of the Month, but questions remain on their defence and the club's capabilities in their title defence now.