Arsenal are the new Liverpool - and that will break Jurgen Klopp's heart
A team full of confidence, riding the crest of a wave in front of a crowd determined not only to savour every second, but to play its part in the story too.
Players with speed and skill and technical quality, determined and front footed from the first minute until the last. Passionate, together, aggressive and organised, belief growing with each passing week, each routine victory and last-minute winner adding fuel to the raging fire.
A manager kicking every ball on the sideline, part of the frenzy for 90 minutes yet calm and calculated once the cameras are rolling and the microphones are in place. One more game, three more points, a sense of pride and a knowing smile. Nothing more. Not yet.
A club completely at ease with itself, able to shake off past miseries and frustrations and unite behind a common cause. Ready to compete. Ready to win.
For Liverpool 2017, read Arsenal 2023, and as the high-flying Gunners take on the end-of-era Reds at Anfield on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp could be forgiven for casting an envious eye towards Mikel Arteta's young, vibrant side.
How could he not? It must break his heart to see the Gunners doing what the Reds have done for so long; going toe-to-toe with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, playing well and dreaming big.
In many ways, Arsenal now are what Liverpool were, and how it will hurt Klopp to know the tables have turned so quickly, and so dramatically.