Ox looked excellent on international duty which should bode well for LFC with the busy Christmas period on the schedule. The level of competition for midfield places is scary this year. We’ve got 7 lads who all bring something to the table and they should all get minutes over the next 6 weeks.
Realistically, 5 of those are of top quality capable of starting PL and CL games: Fab, Gini, Hendo, Ox and Keita. Milner, Lallana and Shaq are good options off the bench but not starters (maybe for domestic cup games).
Overall, I'm very happy with the options we have for the middle, it's been a while since we've had genuine quality competing for spots.
Long term, I'd still want improvements and if that means introducing competition to avoid complacency, then so be it. But I'm no longer screaming for an attacking midfielder in the mould of Coutinho. City prove that spending big money to bring in more competition isn't the automatic answer. Crucially, whenever any of those 5 step onto the pitch, they look like they give it everything they have so I don't even think complacency is an issue for the foreseeable future.
I'm struggling to find anything to complain about these days actually, Klopp needs to take a good hard look at himself for that.