John Aldridge has praised Liverpool's achievements given the sporadic use of their summer signings this season.
The Reds brought in eight new players in the summer transfer window and many felt the side would still be adjusting across the season to the huge influx of new faces.
But the opposite has happened with Liverpool gelling to create a side who are currently challenging for the title and with Daniel Sturridge currently injured they have been on fire, most recently defeating Tottenham 5-0 at White Hart Lane.
And Aldridge argues that being able to do this without the injured Victor Moses, and the likes of Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, who have received limited game time since their moves to Merseyside, shows just how strong Liverpool can be this season and beyond with the current squad.
"The start we've made to the season has been achieved without much of a contribution from most of the players we signed last summer," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"We've largely done it without the likes of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Aly Cissokho and Victor Moses.
"I've got to be honest, I didn't fancy us on Sunday.
"I thought our team looked a bit small and lightweight against a big, physical Spurs side who have plenty of quality.
"With our away form and how we had been conceding soft goals, I was looking at our away fixtures and wondering where our next point was coming from.
"But it was a brilliant display and what impressed me the most was the quality of our passing."
Liverpool face a tough Christmas schedule but with no European football for the rest of the season they have a big advantage over the sides currently juggling different competitions over the next few months.