Liverpool could scarcely have asked for a better run of post-international break league games had the FA fixture computer repair man been courting their mum.
If points were food, QPR are the amuse bouche to a nine-course repast sure to leave the Reds bloated with the league table vittels come brandy and cigars.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are 3/5 to ease back into their meat and drink with three points at Loftus Road a week on Sunday.
Chelsea are the sole tough-to-swallow domestic opponent they’ll encounter during the run, which also takes in the Super Hoops, Hull, Swansea, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Stoke, Leicester and Sunderland.
They took 16 points from the 21 available in the commensurate fixtures in last season’s Premier League.
Meanwhile the return of a fully fit Daniel Sturridge will be a huge fillip for a forward line that has been toiling in an attempt to get used to the less mobile targets of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert in his absence.
Liverpool averaged two goals an outing in the games he featured in before injuring himself on international duty this term.
Without the former Chelsea star their mean scorer-worrying was down to around 1.16 per game and would have been less still if Suso’s extra-time strike against Championship Middlesbrough is stricken from the record.
Things may not be quite so guilt edged for their 33/1-rated bid to win the Champions League for the first time since 2004/04.
A double header against Real Madrid, the reigning champions of Europe, is next on the agenda, followed by a trip to Bulgaria to face the Ludogorets side that gave them such a fright at Anfield.
Cristiano Ronaldo and friends are 19/20 to depart the famous old stadium triumphant, just as they did against Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2012/13.