Liverpool are showing no signs of slowing down after a comfortable 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Monday night ensured they started their Premier League season with two consecutive victories.
The Reds last achieved this in 2015 but the six goals they have scored and none conceded gives them the second-best attack in the league and best defence this time around, with the side very much living up to expectations so far.
However, sterner tests await in the coming weeks as Jurgen Klopp’s outfit face both Tottenham and Chelsea away from home and bet365 have a special market available on how many points Liverpool will pick up over their next five matches.
The online bookmaker offers a huge 12/1 (13.0) that Klopp’s outfit pick up maximum points in that time, which would be an exceptional run considering they also play Leicester City away – a notorious bogey team for Liverpool.
Indeed, the Foxes have emerged victorious in each of the last three fixtures at the King Power against the Reds, although the Merseysiders did escape with a 3-2 league win last season just days after losing there in the EFL Cup. Claude Puel's men will also be missing Jamie Vardy who will still be suspended after his red card against Wolves.
Home victories over Brighton and Southampton should be fairly straightforward as Liverpool eased past the Seagulls 4-0 and the Saints 3-0 last term, but visits to Spurs and Chelsea will certainly prove a challenge.
Liverpool claimed just one away point against top six sides last season – a thrilling 3-3 draw at Arsenal – and have not beaten Tottenham away since 2014, so improvement is obviously needed this term.
Trips to Chelsea tend to fare a little better for the Reds, and last season’s 1-0 reverse at Stamford Bridge was the first time they have failed to win there in three years.
In fact, only the Blues have ever started the season with seven successive wins and that came back in 2005 when they managed an unmatched nine matches on their way to winning the league title.
For those who do not believe that Liverpool will come close to matching that record, bet365 also offer 6/5 (2.20) on the Reds claiming 0-9 points in their next five games, 9/4 (3.25) on 10-11 and 11/4 (3.75) on 12-13 points.