Although England fans are normally pessimistic around World Cup season, the Three Lions gave their nation a reason to have hope after a fine performance and victory away to Holland on Friday night.
Gareth Southgate's men won 1-0 thanks to a 20-yard Jesse Lingard effort in the second-half and operated with a version of the 3-5-2 system that saw Raheem Sterling deployed behind Marcus Rashford.
England looked composed on the ball all night and refused to go long when they had the ball at the back.
Having Jordan Pickford in goal with his excellent distribution helped, but Jordan Henderson had the important job of protecting the back three and helping the ball on into midfield.
The Liverpool skipper played a largely non-descript role, though, often returning passes from whence they came and opting to push the ball sideways rather than penetrate.