For the last eight months, the message from the Liverpool camp was that no one was thinking of the Premier League title.
Even last month when the Merseyside outfit regained the pole position with a 4-0 humiliation of Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, both the manager and his players refused to get carried away.
However, with just under a month of the season left and Liverpool two points clear of second-placed Chelsea, there is no escaping the fact the 2005 Champions League winners are now in the driver’s seat.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has finally acknowledged it and has claimed that he is gearing up for “the biggest month” of his career.
One of the greatest footballers for Liverpool, Gerrard has never won the league title. Many would have been forgiven to think that at 33, he has probably lost the chance to do so.
The Reds came agonisingly close to winning the championship for the first time in the Premier League era in the 2008-09 campaign under Rafael Benitez when they fell short of Manchester United by four points.
Since then, the Meryseyside outfit have changed managers and fallen out of the top four, but under Rodgers, the glory days are back at Anfield once again.
A Champions League and FA Cup winner with Liverpool, Gerrard is now relishing the final weeks of this season.
'I'm enjoying it, it's great to play with so many top players', he told the club’s official website following his side’s dramatic 3-2 victory over title-challengers Manchester City at home on Sunday.
'The journey I've had all the way through the years, there have been ups and downs. At the moment, I'm loving every minute of it.
'I feel 21 again, playing with all these top players. It's probably going to be the biggest month of my career coming up now. I'll give it everything I've got'.
The task is pretty much straightforward for Gerrard and his charges: win the final four games and that will clinch the title.
But will the Liverpool players wilt under pressure? Let’s wait and find out.