After going 1-0 down to a hotly controversial Nathan Ake strike in the second minute at Vicarage Road, Liverpool failed to muster up any kind of decisive response. They were weak, sluggish and bereft of ideas as Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo mercilessly bullied Klopp's back-line.
Liverpool can't be at their best every single week. But we've seen what their best is - and who knows, there could even be more to come - and it puts them at least on par with the country's top teams on their day. If a consistent level of performance can be found over the next two thirds of the season, Liverpool may go closer to the title than a lot of people think. Dark horses? Maybe...
Last season, Allardyce's West Ham touched the top four until their confidence vanished after Christmas. The task for Bilic is now maintaining the momentum and attractive style of football that has propelled them to within two points of the top of the table - but Bilic certainly looks up to the task.
Klopp outlined a target of winning the Premier League by 2019, suggesting he's been assured of having time to build a side with which to achieve it. In the unlikely event he does manage to pull it off, it will be far from how typically deluded fans are envisioning it.
Jurgen Klopp was officially unveiled as the new Liverpool manager today. In his first ever press conference Klopp joked about
Jürgen Klopp is the new manager at Anfield. The 48-year-old German, one of the most highly rated coaches in the world, replaces
Jürgen Klopp is set to be named the new Liverpool manager, which has sent Red's fans into a meltdown. As such, those clever
Oh dear, Liverpool. A season which started with cautious optimism has swiftly descended into #RodgersOut crowdfunding campaigns and Twitter rants and it looks like it's only getting worse as we move towards the end of September.
Whomever the club choose to replace him has an equally considerable task ahead of them. Pearson had to go, but don't be surprised if his spectre looms ominously over the King Power Stadium in the forthcoming season.
Wenger's Arsenal side are coming to their peak as a team. They put in a late joust at the title this season, they're overwhelming favourites to retain their FA Cup title, and they've got the potential to improve even further next season. Why would you take that stability and throw it out of the window?