Things don't get easier for Liverpool - after their loss to Newcastle at the weekend, they now have the task of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet.
They head to the Bernabeu for a Champions League rematch against Real Madrid on Tuesday, but if their limp performance at Anfield last month is anything to go by, they will struggle to stifle a man who has produced outrageous numbers like these...
1 - A league of his own
In 174 Primera Division games for Real Madrid, Ronaldo has scored 194 goals. That puts him 10th on the all-time scorers list in just five and a bit seasons - and he is the only one in the top 20 to have scored at a rate of more than one per game.
2 - Crown prince of Europe
Ronaldo is the second leading scorer in Champions League history, behind Raul. The Portuguese has scored his 70 goals in 106 games (excluding qualifying rounds), whereas Raul needed 142 for his 71.
3 - Champion of Champions
He holds the record for the most Champions League goals in a single season - 17 in 11 games as Madrid were champions last time out.
4 - Scoring streak
He is the only player to have scored in eight consecutive Champions League games - a feat he also achieved last season.
5 - Just 17
Including one goal for Portugal and two in the UEFA Super Cup, Ronaldo has already scored 23 goals this season - and it's only just turned November. He has scored 46 per cent of Real Madrid's 37 league goals this term and, with 17 goals in La Liga, leads the top scorer standings by eight from Neymar.
6 - Better than Liverpool
The Reds, meanwhile, have scored 19 goals in all competitions so far this term, meaning Ronaldo on his own has scored four more than them.
7 - Better than Villa
Between September 13 and Sunday's opener against Tottenham, Aston Villa scored no goals. In that period, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 20 goals.
Good luck, Brendan...