With a less than impeccable 1-0 over Swansea, a light seemed to switch on for Liverpool fans everywhere. While the 4-1 drubbing of Man City was the real catalyst, this weekend's fixtures gave a lovely round (in footballing terms) figure to aim for. Six points.
Two wins off top spot after a disastrous start to the season and things are only starting to look up in terms of the personnel coming back into the side. It's still being whispered and Jurgen Klopp wouldn't dare address it but involvement in the title race is not out of the question. Far from it.
It may only be whispered around the corridors of Anfield but Eamon Dunphy has never been one for whispering so, on 2FM's Game On last night, he outlined the reasons why Liverpool are in a very advantageous position when it comes to mounting a title challenge this season under Klopp.
I think Liverpool have a great chance. If they get two players in the transfer window and if he gets a couple of the lads who are injured back into the side and Sturridge gets fit.
Liverpool are six points behind and if I look at the five teams ahead of them. Leicester; no chance, Arsenal; zero chance, Tottenham; no chance - that leaves the two Manchester clubs
City were lucky in a way to beat Southampton. Southampton played really well and they had chance to equalise, and in the end City won 3-1. United may well win the league but it would be the death of football.
It's unlikely Leicester will be able to keep up the standard they've shown so far but that summary of Arsenal's chances seems rather harsh. They've dropped silly points in the past couple of weeks but they're still only two points off top spot.
Nonetheless, he may not be a million miles of things when it comes to Liverpool. They've faced Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea and Man City away from home already. With Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson set to return, the top half of the pitch is looking increasingly impressive. Added to the fact that the most porous of defences has somehow been solidified and it's easy to see why a messiah cult is already being built up around Klopp, something that Dunphy is on board with.
This guy has got something going. Six points is nothing. They’re certainties for the Champions League spot and I think they might win the league.
It seems ludicrous to be suggesting it with the dismal start to the season so fresh in the memory but the nature of the league this season would suggest that Dunphy's belief may not be a million miles off the mark.