Liverpool are off the pace, but have games in hand.
Liverpool’s season could hinge on the upcoming week – as they face two tough fixtures.
First they welcome title challengers Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Saturday evening before heading to Germany to take on Jurgen Klopp’s former team Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.
Defeat to Spurs on Saturday could put an end to their fleeting top four hopes for the campaign and, as Spurs found out in the last round of the Europa League, if Dortmund are feeling ruthless on Thursday that tie could be out of the window.
But if they win both games it could be a potentially different story.
One former Liverpool player believes that two wins could inspire the club on to a potential top four spot this season.
Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ on Friday (01/04/16) that it was doable, as long as their three key men all step up to the plate:
“I think you have to believe they still could make it (top four).
“I think this week is pivotal for them. Obviously they play Saturday night then they have got Thursday, the first leg against Borussia Dortmund, which is a huge game.
“If they can pick up two wins here of course they can start to believe they could get in the top four.
“They have got the players. Obviously (Phillipe) Coutinho, (Roberto) Firmino are really important in that role and Daniel Sturridge. He’s the sort of player that needs to start showing the form.”
Liverpool are currently in ninth position in the Premier League on 44 points. That leaves them seven points behind Manchester City in the final Champions League spot – but the likes of Stoke, Southampton, Manchester United and West Ham stand in their way.
Liverpool’s main advantage however is their games in hand.
Win this weekend then Liverpool might very well remain in with a shout. Defeat however should surely spell the end of any Champions League ambition.