Even Liverpool supporters are now convinced the club are about to end their 30-year wait for a league title. The game against Manchester United was a nervous affair, with the home side hanging on at the end despite missing a glut of chances in the first 60 minutes.
That allowed the visitors an opportunity to grow into the game, something they certainly did. Solskjaer's side began to stroke the ball around with the type of conviction that had been missing up to that point.
Liverpool stood firm despite the pressure. Virgil van Dijk came up with a number of vital clearances, with a breakaway Mo Salah goal in the 93rd minute sealing the three points.
After the final whistle, chants of 'we're going to win the league' were heard ringing around Anfield for the first time this season. The home supporters clearly think that they are beyond the point on jinxing themselves at this early stage.
You certainly won't hear the players making such claims. They have long preached a game-by-game approach to this season. While that cliche can become a bit tiresome, Jordan Henderson showed why he is Liverpool captain in the way he spoke after the game.
Of course he wouldn't admit that the league was won, but when asked about the expectation on the players he said that was nothing new.
"There's always an expectation to win and be successful and that will never change, hopefully for a very long time."
Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah insist Liverpool will not be getting complacent as they close in on their first Premier League title. pic.twitter.com/aWbzqUb8Tr
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At Liverpool Football Club there's always expectation. Ever since I came there's always an expectation to win and be successful. That will never change, hopefully for a very long time.
It is special, we're enjoying our football. But you've got to stay hungry, you've got to keep learning, keep wanting more. To be fair this group of players wants to do that.
The manager is on us all the time to improve and we know that we can certainly improve. It's about every single day keep going, keep going until the end of the season.
Henderson has been in perhaps the best form of his career over the past few months. Many were calling for Jurgen Klopp to upgrade in his position, but the way he spoke here is one of the reasons he is so highly rated by his manager.
He put in another excellent performance this afternoon, earning man-of-the-match honours for his trouble. He will probably be lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the season too.