Renowned pundit Gary Neville has revealed on Talksport his concern at Liverpool’s fantastic run of form coming from the perspective of a Manchester United fan.
While the Red Devils themselves hard a testing start to life under Louis van Gaal, they soon picked up form at the beginning of winter and comfortably beat Rodgers’ men 3-0 in December.
That victory at Old Trafford saw United take a firm grip on a top four spot, whereas many Premier League observers felt the Merseysiders were all-but destined to fall a long way short come next May.
However, a sparkling ten-game undefeated league run has seen a wave of optimism develop around Anfield, prompting Sky pundit Neville to label the Reds’ form as concerning from a United point of view.
He said: "While I said that I think Manchester United will finish in the top four, I’m a lot more concerned about it than I was three or four weeks ago - particularly about Liverpool.
“They obviously now have come into a run of form where they are keeping clean sheets and they are playing a lot better.”
“I wasn’t as concerned a few weeks ago; thinking they were seven or eight points behind and they had the cup commitments they have got coming up.
“I still think, in the end, [their extra European games] will be too much but I am more concerned than I was.”
Liverpool’s phenomenal league run has seen them move up to sixth position in the table and within two points of United in fourth spot.
Their upcoming games, however, will likely play a huge role in defining their season as Manchester City, Arsenal and United all await them over the next five league encounters.