In four Premier League fixtures’ time, Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur in a match that will essentially determine whether the Lilywhites will or will not be involved in the race for top four between now and May-time.
Tim Sherwood’s post-match interview following Spurs’ 4-0 defeat to Chelsea suggests the White Hart Lane boss has already written off his club’s chances of Champions League qualification.
But they’re still just six points behind the Anfield side, albeit having played an extra game, and claiming a victory upon their visit to Merseyside could drastically change the dynamics in the Premier League’s top six.
Essentially, this fixture is just a formality – based on form and morale, it’s safe to say that Tottenham’s season is pretty much over.
But winning against the Lilywhites will effectively rubber-stamp Liverpool’s extreme likelihood of finishing in the top four, and allow Brendan Rodgers to focus solely on moving up the table rather than fearfully looking over his shoulder.