Ever since Tony Pulis guided Stoke City to the Premier League in 2008, he has been a thorn in Liverpool's side. The disciplined, physical style his teams play with have exposed the Reds' shortcomings over and over again in the past eight years.
But on Saturday, Liverpool got the better of Pulis' West Brom with a dominant attacking display. While the final score was just 2-1, it could have been a much wider margin on the run of play.
The West Brom manager, who feuded with Jürgen Klopp last season, was quick to praise Liverpool for a solid performance this weekend.
"Liverpool are as good as anything we have played against," Pulis said (via the Mail). "They are probably the most difficult test we have had so far. They've spent, what, £200million on those three or four front players? It's not bad, is it?"
"Their movement is outstanding," he added. "Their rotation around the ball, and around those forward players is excellent, and their inter-changing is impressive. They are a very good side and they have got a chance [to win the title] this year."
While Tony Pulis isn't the person many fans look to for football opinions, he does know a lot about defensive tactics. So it's a major compliment if he believes Liverpool are a tougher team to stop than any opponent he's seen this season.