The 28 point gap

Liverpool have strengthened considerably this summer in several key departments, bringing in the likes of Simon Mignolet and Mamadou Sakho, whilst Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have come on leaps and bounds since signing in January.

But have the Reds improved enough to overcome the 28 point gap between themselves and reigning Premier League champions Manchester United last season?

I think not. Despite having started the season in incredibly strong fashion, and although they’ve been amongst the busiest in the transfer market this summer, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City have all strengthened and invested heavily as well.

Brendan Rodgers has claimed his side have already overcome the 11 point gap between themselves and Champions League qualification from last season in their opening five fixtures, but that’s a rather simplistic view considering there’s still 33 domestic matches remaining, and plenty of time for the Reds to drop in form.