It might only be one game old, this season, but you can tell that there is a renewed sense of hope around the club right now.
Of course, things in our fanbase can change quicker than at most clubs but for now we can revel in the fact that we completely outclassed the favourites for the title yesterday afternoon.
To a man we were better and more intense than them and perhaps the most striking thing was that the team involved ten players from last season.
Clearly, Bielsa is already having an impact on the players and Liam Cooper embodied that with a strong performance at the heart of defence.
We still need another option in the middle of defence squad-wise I feel but, clearly, he could well stay in the side for some time to come after yesterday’s showing.
Here’s how our fans saw it on social media after full-time…
surely nobody can question cooper and these boys again now..they clearly have the ability now they have the coach to bring it out #lufc
— corbywhite (@gandalflufc) August 5, 2018
Liam Cooper got some stick this week but he was outstanding today. Never put a foot wrong. #lufc
— Jon Storey (@jonstorey1972) August 5, 2018
Liam Cooper…captain fantastic!!#lufc
— Simon (@tuffsy13) August 5, 2018
Orta so right no bad signings, just bad performers.
Great performances across the board today
From Cooper to Roofe, immense. #lufc Bielsa, proving the doubters wrong
— Adam (@spraddles69) August 5, 2018
Make no mistake… We just beat a very strong side! Cooper isn't the quickest, tallest or the most talented, but you can't question his heart! #LUFC
— Andy Bentley (@AndyBentley1) August 5, 2018
Not bad that was it? Only 1 new signing in that starting Xl yet we look a completely different outfit. Liam Cooper my MOTM ???? Immense. #lufc
— Joseph Brook (@JBSports_lufc) August 5, 2018
Haters of Roofe and Cooper, you’ll have to find another week to say they’re not good enough. #lufc
— Bully (@BullMick) August 5, 2018