With five days off until their next fixture, Jurgen Klopp treated his Liverpool squad to a trip to watch Barcelona play in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
As such, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and the rest of the entourage watched on at the Camp Nou, all suitably mesmerised as Barca systematically dismantled Borussia Monchengladbach in a 4-0 mauling.
Arda Turan unexpectedly stole the show from a record-chasing Lionel Messi as Barcelona produced a professional display and thrashed Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 to finish the group stage on a high by taking 15 points from Group C.
Even though the result had no outcome on the standings, Luis Enrique's men played with the hunger and seriousness befitting a semifinal tie, with Arda, Denis Suarez and Aleix Vidal in particular producing excellent displays in what was an extremely one-sided affair.
Argue about them, disagree with them, pin them up on your wall, take time to think about them. Treat them as you see fit. But as the halfway point of La Liga approaches, with a Madrid derby and the Clasico already played, it feels like time to pinpoint five important things we've learned about La Liga.
The Zidane effect at Real Madrid
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