It was bound to happen. It was just a matter of when, not if Liverpool would register their first league win under Brendan Rodgers.
540 minutes and six games later it finally happened, and in style as the Reds put Norwich to the sword at Carrow road in a 5 star performance.
Prior to the Liverpool win their horrendous start to the season had been the topic of much discussion and heated debate.
Statistically it was the worst start to the season by the Anfield Club. Infact the 3 losses and two draws in their first 5 games translated to the worst start in over 100 years.
But statistics do not take into account the teams that a club faces: In the first five games Liverpool had played Champions Manchester City, last season’s runners up Manchester United and third place finishers Arsenal. At whatever stage of the season and despite a team’s form, home or away, these are tough games to play and particularly difficult at the start of a season. They become doubly difficult when the games are almost back to back as they were for the Reds.
Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2 was the end result after 90 minutes at Anfield when the two clubs met in their third English premier League match of the current season.
Liverpool fans worldwide were undoubtedly disappointed at the result.
The final score does not however reveal what actually happened on the field of play.
For long spells Liverpool were dominant in the match especially in the first half. They ended the game with the lion share of possession and exhibited a neat passing game. However as has been the problem in the past season the team did not convert the several chances they were able to manufacture.
The moment that millions of football lovers have been waiting for is upon us. Starting the 18th of August 2012 the English Premier League will enthrall us once again as the various clubs in Europe's elite league battle for top honours.
Last season left all of us breathless as Manchester City waited until the very last minute to wrap up a nail biting finish to the League and clinch the title. This season promises to give us fireworks and edge of the seat action.
In readiness for the season most of the top clubs contesting for the title have been busy in the transfer window trying to make deals that will give them an added advantage over their opponents.
The Champions Manchester City have maintained most of their Championship winning team. Already City have an early title after they prevailed 3-2 over Chelsea in the traditional season opener the Community Shield.
It was business as usual at Anfield on Thursday night when a clinical display by the home team ensured a crushing 3-0 win over FC Gomel and entry into the final qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Cup.
Admittedly FC Gomel were not top notch opposition but that fact did not take the gloss off the shine of a superb Liverpool performance.
Brendan Rodgers in his first home game in charge had the luxury of fielding his strongest 11 and the team that was let loose on the pitch did not disappoint.
Luis Suarez in particular, and fresh off a new contract extension, was magical. His quick feet and dazzling interlink play were the catalysts for the first two Liverpool goals.
Fabio Borini was also making his Anfield debut. Much has been said about the talents of the young Italian and going by his performance on the night it would seem that Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool invested very well.
Liverpool faced Toronto FC on the 21st of July 2012 in their first game under new manager Brendan Rodgers. The game, a pre season friendly, was played in Toronto, Canada in the Rogers Centre.
Brendan Rodgers had in his first press conference on taking the coaching mantle promised a different approach to Liverpool's game: a more pressing system with emphasis on ball retention and midfield dominance. Liverpool did not disappoint.
The Reds started with some unfamiliar youngsters on the pitch, Nathan Eccleston, Andre Wisdom, 16 year old Jordon Ibe (formerly of Wycombe Wanderers) and Daniel Pacheco started with regulars Jamie Carragher (captain), Charlie Adam - who was back after a long injury lay off, Jay Spearing and Jose Enrique. Alberto Aquilani and Brad Jones in goal also featured in the first half.