It's going well so far for Liverpool in the new season.

They lost on penalties to last year's Champions in the season opener Charity Shield. But then Liverpool went on to win the European Super Cup overcoming Chelsea and they remain top of the league after four games and going into the first break. Top defender Van Dijk was named UEFA men's Player of the Year.

That doesn't mean they couldn't do better. Because they do still make unforced errors. And a better conversion rate would see them already well ahead in goal difference - something that could potentially decide the title come end of season.

Let's hope the team will keep on improving. And perhaps take advantage of what appears to be a very managable Champions League group to advance with ease.

So Adrian does play in goal. But he made a blunder that allowed Southampton a glimmer of hope. They scored late to make it a close finish. Liverpool ended up winners but they need to stop this self-destructive behavior of (almost) squandering leads.

Mane scored first before Firmino added a second in the second half. At times, the reds were not so good as they can be. And former player Ings did not waste the chance gifted to him by Liverpool's makeshift goalkeeper. He may have helped win the Super Cup, but Adrian needs to improve a lot to follow the standards of Alisson who is out injured.

Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool

It is so nice to see Liverpool back to winning trophies again.

First came the UEFA champions league win where they beat Spurs in the final. And last week they edged out Chelsea - another English team - to win their fourth Super Cup. They did it on penalties. In Istanbul. Looks like this is their favorite place to win European Competitions.

There were plenty of chances as usual to win it within the 90 minutes. But this being Liverpool, many of those chances had to be squandered and the same for the 30 minutes of extra time. But at least substitute goalkeeper Adrian saved the final Chelsea penalty to win it for his team.

What sort of luck is this?

Then comes the weird news - that Adrian may have been injured by a celebrating fan after the victory. Which means Liverpool may be out of their first and second choice goalkeepers come the Saturday game against Southampton.

Champions League winner Alisson was injured during the opening day Premier League fixture. He is projected to be out a few weeks.

Jurgen Klopp is delivering on Liverpool's obvious talent. Although the team could do a much better of consistently taking advantage of the chances created to assert control and maintain advantage. Too often, they have been guilty of wasteful finishing. Add to that some woeful defending at times.

Liverpool is full of so much talent that they are much better than this.

The United States women's soccer team are arguably the best in the world. They know what they are doing, and they go about their business in devastating fashion. They are firm favorites in most competitions they are in.

In contrast, the men's version are nowhere near the top tier, and in fact, consistently underperform. Sometimes they play well, other times they play surprisingly poorly. While this can be the case for many football teams on national or club level, it is rather disappointing that for all its resources, the World's biggest economic power is unable to pull it together in the soccer stage.

So while the women have made it yet another world final, it remains to be seen when and if the men will replicate this success in their categories.

UPDATE: Of course they won it!

The United States women's soccer team are arguably the best in the world. They know what they are doing, and they go about their business in devastating fashion. They are firm favorites in most competitions they are in.

In contrast, the men's version are nowhere near the top tier, and in fact, consistently underperform. Sometimes they play well, other times they play surprisingly poorly. While this can be the case for many football teams on national or club level, it is rather disappointing that for all its resources, the World's biggest economic power is unable to pull it together in the soccer stage.

So while the women have made it yet another world final, it remains to be seen when and if the men will replicate this success in their categories.

Not sure I was prepared for this one.

Apple has announced that long-time Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving to launch his own company with Apple becoming a customer.

He has been an integral part of Apple's success since from the late Steve Jobs period and it feels like the end of era to see him leave his position which will remain unfilled. A bit like how football/soccer teams retire certain numbers in honor of great players not longer active.

Let's hope the design prowess enjoyed so long by Apple will continue despite his departure.

Not sure this counts as a surprise since experts have been saying that the losers of this year's NBA finals have been showing signs of weakness for a while - although no one was good enough to take advantage yet.

Enter the Toronto Raptors.

Canada's team of the moment managed to exploit said weaknesses and played to their own strengths to win the NBA title for the first time in their history. They had never even made it to the finals before.

But they totally earned their victory. Even for someone like myself who is not exactly a basketball fan, their manner of victory and the way they played was highly impressive.

So Kudos to the team and their fans.

As for the Warriors, they can go back to the drawing board and see where they should improve. It's not like they have collapsed to smithereens. They just need to find new ways of winning. They even showed their fighting spirit in refusing to give up after early wins from the Raptors.

It's is great to see fresh faces winning sporting trophies. However, I do prefer that when it comes to my favorite teams, they win all the time. Naturally.

If you ask me, time must be one of the greatest inventions ever. Nothing quite like it. And perhaps it is just as well that time is one of those things you can never get back. At least not exactly the same.

And so, while we continue to promise to make regular updates to this blog, we seem to not succeed at that. And in the meantime, time passes by and then we look at what we wrote last time and we wonder what happened during all the time that elapsed.

What happened during our absence? Lots of things. In our lives, in the places around us, in the world. Not all of it is good. Because surely that is nearly impossible. But there have been some great ones.

Including the fact that Liverpool won their sixth Champions League title - also counting the ones that were earned in the previous format of the highly prestigious competition. They got to the final in exhilarating style, beating my second favorite team of Barcelona, messi and all, against the odds of overturning a 3-0 deficit.

The final itself was a rather dreary affair. And it was rather anti-climactic after two high quality entertaining semi finals with Tottenham Hotspur also coming from behind to eliminate Ajax.

What else happened? What is the use if we did not write about it right when it occurred? We will try and do that going forward.

Or will we?

Are we on spring or are we not there yet?

It is funny that the last entry on this blog was a year ago. Right to the date. You plan on adding regular entries but then life happens and the days go by. Before you know it, it has been more than 365 days.

So the Winter Olympics have begun. But I don't seem much bothered to watch. Is this lack of interest a result of sports fatigue? Or am I just waiting for the World Cup of Soccer instead?