It may seem hasty to begin putting Liverpool in the same bracket as the greatest teams of all time, particularly since they have yet to deliver the title that has eluded them for three decades, but points in the league are mounting and comparisons will inevitably be drawn.
Jurgen Klopp's outfit are en course to win their first league title with 110 points at this rate, which will smash Man City's record of 100 points of two seasons ago. There is also the chance of Liverpool going an entire season unbeaten, akin to Arsenal's Invincibles, given the manner they swatted aside Leicester City, the second best team in the league.
Their 4-0 win on the King Power stadium, only days after winning the Club World Cup in Qatar, was merely another statement of intent and put paid to the idea that fatigue may set in over the busy Christmas period.
🔴 It's all over at the King Power, and this clash between first and second finishes in a dominant 4-0 win for Liverpool
🗣 "I think what the last few weeks have shown is that this is a team as good as any we've seen in England, maybe in Europe, for a very long time." pic.twitter.com/rxAuWfXrVn
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) December 26, 2019
So impressive was Liverpool's performance, pundit Eamonn Dunphy asserted that the current league leaders are among the best to play the game in recent teams, and perhaps beyond, during Premier Sport's coverage of the game.
I think what the last few weeks have shown is that this is a team as good as any we've seen in England, maybe in Europe, for a very long time
Likewise, John Giles felt last night's showing illustrated the "gulf" between Liverpool and the chasing pack. The question of fatigue, he also said, was put to bed in what was arguably Liverpool's most impressive performance of the season.
If they did have any fatigue it didn't show. That again would be down to Klopp. You forgot about being tired, you get out there and do your stuff. And it's amazing what you can do if you're making the effort to do it. And that's what a well-run club does.
Dunphy's remarks, however, will be sentiments that will pop regularly between now and the end of the season. With Liverpool still battling on three fronts - Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League - and with the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup already secured, Liverpool are already buckling in for a history-defining period over the coming months.