Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has heaped praise on Liverpool, saying the Reds have set the bar for everyone else.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently in the midst of a run of success, having followed up last season’s Champions League win with a strong start to their Premier League campaign.
They currently sit top of the table, five points clear of Manchester City, after winning all six of their opening games and becoming the first side in history to win their first six fixtures in back-to-back seasons.
They are also on a 15 game-winning run in the league as they look to go one step further than their second-place finish last year.
Most consider them the best side in Europe at this moment in time and, when previewing the upcoming Champions League clash with RB Salzburg, Fuchs agreed with that notion.
“Liverpool are currently the measure of all things,” he told Kronen Zeitung.
“I can not find a weak point. Even goalie Adrián manages to replace Alisson, who has just been named World Goalkeeper of the Year.
“He has the class, is strong with the ball at his feet, which is important when playing out because then the avalanche gets rolling.”
In a squad full of world-class talent, Fuchs believes it is Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson that need particular attention.
Van Dijk has transformed into the world’s best defender since his move to Anfield 18 months ago, with UEFA naming him their Men’s Player of the Year earlier this month and some predicting he could win the Ballon d’Or.
Henderson, meanwhile, has shown significant development under Klopp in the last year, having finally been deployed in a box-to-box midfield role.
And Fuchs believes those two that you need to try and stop if you are to get anything from games against Liverpool.
“Virgil van Dijk has an insane presence. He is even taller than he looks on TV. You can believe me,” he added.
“He is the leader, sets the tone, is calm on the ball, plays great diagonal passes. If the World Footballer election were not about goals and the spectacle – then it would have been him.
“Before van Dijk, you have to single out Jordan Henderson. He is the captain, an all-rounder, (who) plugs the holes. He has similar attributes to former club icon (Steven) Gerrard. Henderson is the linchpin.”