By the reckoning of Jurgen Klopp, only perfection will do if Liverpool are to turn around their tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday. These next couple of training sessions need to be pretty decent, then.
For now, more than usual, perfect is just an illusion. It has been close at points in the two seasons before this one, but these days at Anfield, not so much.
Beating Aston Villa was important, no doubt about that, and likewise the breaking of two embarrassing streaks whereby Liverpool had neither won nor scored from open play at home in league games this calendar year.