Considering the turnover in players, particularly in midfield, during the summer, Liverpool could take nothing for granted this season. But the speed at which things have improved should not be underplayed.

There is still much work to be done (and that was very much evident against Fulham) but the Reds are clearly heading in the right direction. After a largely frustrating game against Marco Silva's side, Liverpool eventually found a way to win seemingly from nowhere.

It was not all good news, however. One more Liverpool player could be facing a spell on the sidelines with the injury problems starting to stack up and ahead of a hectic fixture schedule, that is far from ideal. In his absence, for however long that might be, others will need to step up and be counted.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold certainly did that against Fulham with a brilliant free-kick leading to the opening goal (not quite his strike, as it rebounded back off the goalkeeper) but the winner was one that no one can remove from him. Here are the latest stories that you can't afford to miss after the Reds moved above Manchester City in the Premier League table.

Jürgen Klopp issues worrying Liverpool injury update

After that rollercoaster win against Fulham, Jürgen Klopp was asked about the injury that forced Joël Matip off in the second half at Anfield. His answer, while he was unable to put an exact timeframe on it, was that it would likely not be a fast recovery.

Whatever the issue is, it seems as if Matip might be missing for a while just when Liverpool faces its most intense few weeks of the season. Matt Addison has the full story here, with a more in-depth look at the Fulham win in general as well.

Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard involved in dismal defeat

The Saudi Pro League is not exactly widespread in its coverage despite some big names having headed over to the region, so you might well have missed the news that Steven Gerrard had to apologize to Al-Ettifaq fans this weekend after a shock defeat.

Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum both played but Gerrard's side was unable to get the result it wanted after a poor performance. After a decent start to the campaign, Al-Ettifaq has begun to struggle a bit.

"I apologize to our fans," Gerrard said, via the ECHO. "The performance was not what we intended." Al-Ettifaq has now only won one of its last nine matches. Read the full story from Matt Addison here.