Two questions spring to mind in the aftermath of this demolition job:
1) should Leicester have taken the money from Chelsea for Kante? At the moment they are going through what we went through in the aftermath of Suarez's departure, aka nowhere near as good without him as they were last year with him. They will struggle this year, especially seeing as we gave the rest of the league a blueprint for beating them.
2) how good can this team become?
It's the second question that held my attention for the longest. I'm not sure I have an adequate answer for it just yet, which pretty much echoes what we saw on the pitch. Moments of frustration, yes, but let's not dwell on them. Moments of almost breathtaking play, absolutely. It's these that are growing by the week. There are individuals who are showing their true promise, and those who have blasted into the team as if they have been there for years (Mane, my god, the bargain of the summer by far). I could wax lyrical about the team when considering the second question, but to avoid falling into my own trap of getting carried away with it early doors, I thought I'd pose the following - how good do the team think they can become?
I'd like to hazard a guess at it; I think they can not only be Premier League winners, but Champions League winners. Not right away of course, but certainly Klopp will have this in his sights within the next 6 years. Looking at a squad that is at the start of its journey together, if we hold off other teams from tempting away our prized assets, keep them fit, motivated and continuously developing, the world is at their feet. Barca and Real are ageing teams, the other PL rivals are not all they're cracked up to be, the rest of Europe doesn't exactly fill me with dread, especially seeing the way we are carving teams apart. We need to avoid the debacles such as Burnley, but hey, even Barca get caught out on occasion (Alaves anyone?).
But while some of you will say I fell into my trap and got carried away with it, it was only my own fanciful response; the question is aimed at the players. Do they have the belief? Do they have the skill? Do they have the balls to follow through with the promise they are showing? They are the challenges now for this season. Wasn't it Houllier who said if you aim for the moon you might land up among the stars? We'll see as the weeks turn into months whether this is possible, who steps up to the plate, who turns the promise into results.
But make no mistake, we're going places with Klopp, and they will only be places we will want to be.