Liverpool are not exactly having it all their own way at the moment. After the highs of last season they are certainly experiencing a dip this campaign.
The departure of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge has certainly not helped - while the club's summer signings have not exactly lived up to potential.
But if they were hoping things would soon get easier they were wrong. This weekend they take on the title favourites and league leaders Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho's men are flying at the top of the table and will hope to dispatch of NK Maribor with ease this evening in order to focus on taking down Liverpool at the weekend.
The early kick-off on Saturday sees Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield once again, where last season their title hopes seemingly fell through, with 'that' slip from Steven Gerrard.
But, speaking after a narrow defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League yesterday, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had words of warning for the London club.
And he seemed to insist that Liverpool will not amend their playing style to suit Chelsea's current status:
"We're Liverpool Football Club, so if we're playing at home we always have to go for the three points and we'll make sure we're prepared for that.
"There are still plenty of positives to take from the game [v Real Madrid] and we've got another big game to look forward to at the weekend against Chelsea. I think a lot of the boys will take confidence from today and we'll make sure we are ready for when Chelsea arrive on Saturday."
On current form there should be only one winner this weekend. But if Mignolet and others perform to their very best, Liverpool know they can beat Chelsea this weekend.