Liverpool’s incentive to beat Manchester United this weekend is that a victory puts them above their arch rivals and into the top four.
That’s the main aim for this season after the progress which was made under Brendan Rodgers last season.
“There are still another eight games after (this weekend), there are going to be twists and turns,” said Lallana.
“It could be three teams out of six which can make it into the top four.”
Lallana’s comments show the common sense and the one game at a time attitude, which is likely to have come from Rodgers in the Liverpool dressing room.
It’s dangerous for the team to start thinking too far ahead because the tension and nerves at the end of the season can change things.
Teams tense up, experienced players make mistakes and Liverpool need to ensure they’re in a position where they are not going to make a mistake.
Liverpool have been building form at the right time in the season and have mastered the current system Rodgers likes to use with the current side.
They now need to press on and finish the job.