Liverpool made it back-to-back Premier League victories for only the second time this season with a 1-3 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Despite a wretched start to the 2014/15 season, the result moved the Reds up to eighth and just five points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
Brendan Rodgers has found himself under intense pressure over the past few weeks, having suffered three Premier League defeats in succession and six matches in all competitions without a win.
The summer signings have simply not performed but Rodgers has changed tact and re-introduced the likes of Lucas Leiva and Kolo Toure to the starting eleven whilst Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert – British players with Premier League experience – are the only signings to be given responsibility from the start.
Steven Gerrard has moved further forward meanwhile and this seems to have inspired the Reds to find some sort of form, having gone unbeaten for three games in all competitions.
With Sunderland to come at Anfield on Saturday before Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash at home to FC Basel, another two wins on the spin would see the mood change entirely around the club.
Brendan Rodgers knows however there is plenty of work to be done, starting with these five lingering issues which must be addressed in January.