Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have the same ambition this season: finish in the top four of the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League.
However, as things stand, neither side are looking particularly confident of achieving that objective.
While Liverpool are currently ninth in the league table with 21 points from 15 matches, Spurs are a place behind but with the same number of points.
Chelsea and Manchester City are pretty much assured of the top two spots, which leaves a whole host of clubs in the running for the remaining two Champions League places, including Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United.
Liverpool and Tottenham’s performances so far this season have been disappointing to say the least, but both have a chance of playing Champions League football without actually finishing in the top four.
The Europa League.
The winners of this season’s Europa League stand a chance of featuring in the 2015-16 Champions League campaign.
Tottenham have been playing in the Europa League for weeks, and Liverpool’s third-place finish in the Champions League Group B means that they will join the North London outfit in the round of 32.
Winning the Europa League is no easy feat; it is probably more difficult than winning the Champions League.
However, for both Liverpool and Tottenham to fulfil their dreams, they need to take the Europa League seriously.
There is a long way to go in the season and things could change, but Liverpool and Spurs are now set to take their Premier League rivalry to Europe.