There was a strangely muted atmosphere around Anfield during the win against West Ham on Monday night and it should have sounded a few warning bells for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The tension you would normally associate with a team pushing to win their first Premier League title in 30 years is strangely lacking for Liverpool as they currently sit 22 points clear at the top of the table.
It meant that Anfield was a strange place to be for the West Ham clash.
The excitement of what is to come is bubbling under the surface, but the atmosphere was dead for long periods of the game against the Hammers and it was only when the visitors moved into a 2-1 lead that The Kop came to life.
To their credit, the fans responded and lifted the players into a response that resulted in the late winner from Sadio Mane, yet you got a sense that Liverpool's players felt they were so far ahead of their opponents that they could win without moving out of second gear.
Everyone has long since realised it is a matter of when and not if the title is confirmed and while no one at Liverpool will come out and admit that publicly, you could see the problem this big lead is giving them against West Ham.
All athletes need to be fully focused to be at their peak and while the Liverpool players are doing all they can to maintain their intensity, when their job is almost done, that lack of cutting edge in their game has been evident in recent weeks.
Despite their incredible record that has seen them drop just two points all season, I still maintain they performed better at times last season when they blew teams away with a flair that took the breath away.
Now they are winning game after game even though they are not always playing at their best and while that is a mark of champions, it could have implications for their hopes of overturning the first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 tie.
When you are in a team that is running away with a league title, it's inevitable that you switch off a little and it can be difficult to flick the switch and go again when you need to up the intensity.
The Liverpool team I was a part of in the 1987/88 season had that problem and it cost us at the end of that season as we were not firing on all cylinders and lost the FA Cup final to Wimbledon.
Klopp might need to look at the performances against Atletico Madrid and West Ham and ponder whether he needs to make a few changes in a bid to freshen them up and the midfield is the big area of concern for me.
Jordan Henderson's absence due to injury on Monday night reminded us how important he has become for this team as a leader and a driving force and the big question mark for me in this Liverpool team has to hover over Naby Keita.
He has shown glimpses of inspiration in his two seasons at Anfield, but he has not lived up to his billing since his move to Liverpool and the manager needs to look at whether he has better options in that position.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has always done well when he has been given his chance to shine and I’d like to see him given a chance to start against Watford on Saturday.
Klopp may also need to consider whether Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho work together without Henderson driving them on and it feels like this incredible season could be in danger of drifting towards the end when instead they need to put their foot on the gas and go again.
That Atletico Madrid game at home has to be one of those special Anfield nights from the fans and the players and before then they have games against Watford and Bournemouth in the Premier League and an FA Cup tie against Chelsea to reignite the burners.
The great teams cash in when they are in a position that Liverpool find themselves, going for more and more, but it is tough to maintain that level of drive over the course of an entire season.
It might be a case of giving Virgil van Dijk and his defenders a clean-sheet target or urging Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah the challenge of finishing as top scorer in the league, as this team looks like it needs a new goal or two after achieving so much over the last few months.
The position Liverpool are in is almost too good to be true and it could end up backfiring on them if they fail to stay on top of their game in the next few weeks.