Two wins out of two so far for the Reds on their pre season friendly tour of Australia and some impressive performance from the newcomers give rise to some optimism for Liverpool fans.
Whilst Fabio Borini and Balotelli have been left to stew back on Merseyside to find a new club Origi and Milner have both put in hugely encouraging performances and Joe Gomez at left back looks like an improvement over Luis Enrique.
There are still several players yet to join the squad, notably Ferminho who is on extended leave after his efforts in the Copa America so things are looking a lot brighter since the 6-1 horror show that ended the season so dismally against Stoke.
Liverpool are 4/9 favourites to win this game against an Adelaide side who lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Wednesday and the 5/1 on offer for the home side looks distinctly unappealing.
Christian Benteke looks unlikely to join the pre season tour although a fee has been agreed for the Aston Villa striker and he is reported to be undergoing a medical at Anfield on Monday.