If by teams at the top you mean the Manchester clubs, then no, nobody else is either. We're on the same number of points as Chelsea and Arsenal though despite already playing three of the top 6 and having a "bad start." Which, sure, could've been better, but we're still playing well even if the points aren't coming, and we're actually two points better off from the corresponding fixtures last season. All of which has come without our first choice CM and RB - plus missing our best player more often than he's been available.
Either way, we're 8 games in. Nothing is written in the stars yet. Same story last season and countless seasons previously. Spurs weren't even in the top 4 half the season and ended up finishing 2nd. City started even better than they have this season and scraped 3rd. City beat you to the title despite it being a foregone conclusion etc. My point about Mourinho was that his way of playing against the top sides won't work anymore. Not when teams like City will go for the jugular no matter who they're playing. I really don't think the point at Anfield will be seen as a good point at the end of the season - you'll be asking yourselves "what if?"