That turnaround in a year's time is extraordinary but also shows just how sorry a state we were last year.
Stretching back to this time a year ago, when Liverpool were 3rd and 14 points behind Man City, they now occupy 2nd place and trail them by just two points.
The England midfielder has found his first team opportunities to be severely restricted this season due to injury problems, and he has only managed to notch up three Premier League appearances so far.
Liverpool's loss to Paris-Saint-Germain at the Parcs des Princes this week has left the Reds teetering on the brink of dropping out of the Champions League altogether and staring the lesser Europa League directly in the face.
Silva's summer swoop for Brazilian Richarlison from his former club Watford has proved an unqualified success with the 21-year-old forward the club's joint leading league scorer with six goals. "He has the best squad as well", he explained.
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"In the games we have won we were always the better side".
One man that appeared to receive more criticism than others for his display was Jordan Henderson. That's a proper squad, and in all leagues in Europe I'm 100 percent sure it would be a European team, for whichever competition. "He's a very good guy and a very good player, but you play football to play against the big players, against [Lionel] Messi, against Neymar".
"In England it's quite hard, but the development and improvement is obvious".
Those results lifted them to sixth in the table with 22 points, 11 behind second-placed Liverpool who are still unbeaten in the league.
Shaqiri, who did not play in that defeat in Belgrade, told the club website: "We don't know how the coach is going to make the starting XI, but everybody has to be ready". That's what we want to use, and of course the crowd at Anfield.
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Chopra, 36, and Jonas, 26, were dressed for a puja , a traditional ceremony that shows reverence with prayers, songs and rituals. Nick was also seen sporting traditional Indian outfit, an embroidered pink kurta paired with cream pajamas and sunglasses.