Liverpool started the Premier League season on a high before relinquishing the upper hand to Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Commitments to other competitions could not make Arsenal hold on to the top spot, allowing Chelsea to take the lead again.
Liverpool's impressive form recently - especially against rivals - has been a major boost in the Reds' campaign. A 4-0 victory over Everton, 5-0 over Arsenal, a 3-0 win at Old Trafford against Manchester United and 10 unbeaten games in the league are landmarks that make them look more ominous.
Top clubs that are yet to play them must fasten their seatbelts if they are to get victories or at least shares of the spoils from their trips to Anfield.
A win for Chelsea or a goalless draw against Galatasaray will see them through to the quarter finals of the Champions League. That will invariably mean that Chelsea may (consciously or unconsciously) not afford their absolute concentration to the Premier League.
Arsenal happen to be the strongest team left in the FA Cup presently and are just two victories away from lifting the prestigious trophy. Having their sights firmly set on the world's oldest association football competition will, in a way, shift Arsenal's attention away from the league too.
Manchester City won the league in 2012 and already have the Çapital One Cup in their cabinet this season. Their appetite to win the Premier League may not be as firm as the Steven Gerrard-led side who are yet to win the trophy in the new era.
Liverpool are just nine games away with no obligation to other trophies. If they keep up their remarkable form, they can win their 19th English league title.
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