Liverpool maintained their dominant Premier League form with a thrilling 3-2 victory over fellow rivals Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Lazar Markovic, Steven Gerrard and Mario Balotelli, with a late tap in, were on the scoresheet to ensure the three points over a recent-rampant Spurs side.
The Reds recent run of good form in the League has seen them muster 42 points – just seven behind title challengers Manchester City.
Liverpool's charge up the table
A more realistic boost for manager Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool will be that they lie just three points from joint-third and fourth-placed teams Southampton and Arsenal.
It is an incredible achievement for the Reds as only a few months ago all but a scattered few Reds gave them any hope of getting anywhere substantial after such a terrible initiation to their campaign.
Liverpool unbeaten this year (in the league)
Another positive is that Liverpool remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this year and captain Steven Gerrard will be boosting his players to keep it up and not lose focus during this tight and tense run down to the season.
A little niggle that might keep Rodgers and his Liverpool army up at night is the hard fact that the teams above them are all showing good form of late and it will take a Red charge of destruction if Liverpool are to eliminate Arsenal, Manchester United, and even Spurs and Southampton in the big battle for a Champions League spot.
We expect fireworks when the respective pool of teams above-bar Spurs meet Liverpool in the coming months.
From a subjective point of view, it would be interesting to see where Liverpool would be - and how many titles they would have already won - if their player procurement policy during transfer windows was up to Champion’s League standards.