Even though the Liverpool side that will begin their latest attempt to win a first English top flight title since 1990 against West Ham at Anfield can not be compared to the iconic teams in the club's past right now, I have rarely felt more confident in what lies ahead as a new season beckons for a Reds squad oozing with talent and depth.
Jurgen Klopp says he has "no idea" what will happen regarding potential Liverpool incomings or outgoings in the final few days of the transfer window.
However, after the true Liverpool fans showed their appreciation of their goalkeeper as he came on for their new goalkeeper Alisson Becker after 70 minutes last night.
Manchester United signed Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk as their marquee addition.
Granted, his rivals will know how the Reds play but it is nearly impossible to stop when they're on song.
Klopp revealed that Ragnar Klavan would be another absentee at Anfield while Joel Matip and Joe Gomez face late fitness tests.
Klopp has not ruled out captain Jordan Henderson featuring on Sunday despite only returning to training at the weekend.
The visitors rarely threatened but pulled a goal back through Andrea Belotti's powerful close-range header.
Ferdinand understandably doesn't have much faith heading into the new season and mirrors the frustrations of the club's fans. "It is a brilliantly run club in terms of getting money for players and also in the transfer market".
He stated that his former club does not have a chance in competing with Liverpool and City for the Premier League title due to their summer spending.