The crisis surrounding Liverpool FC was last night averted as they put a club with a squad value of just 5% of their own to the sword in the League Cup quarter-final.
All previous poor results from the team that finished second in last season's Premier League have been forgotten after the enormous triumph over the team that is playing in the second tier for the fourth season in their history. Away from home, the club with a squad value of an estimated £297m put their hosts to the sword, making light of the £262m discrepancy between the value of the two squads.
Any suggestion that Brendan Rodgers was not in fact the man to take the club forward and that Ajax boss Frank de Boer should take over immediately on account of him actually recognising a centre-half when he sees one have been abandoned. This result has totally vindicated the methods of the manager who spent over £100m in the summer.
Truly, this result marks 2014/15 as Liverpool's year.