Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table, ahead of Manchester City by four points, and Tottenham by six.
In that respect, it looks like a three-horse race at this stage of the campaign, with Chelsea fourth, a further ten points adrift of us.
Despite our defeat to City, we are in an extraordinarily strong position, especially when you see the fixtures of the top three sides until the end of February.
Having been knocked out of both domestic cups, Liverpool have decent rest periods between games, while City and Spurs have to play League Cup semi-finals, potentially a final against each other, an FA Cup 4th round and likely a 5th Round before March.
In total, that’s five more matches than Jurgen Klopp’s team has to play.
City’s squad is incredibly strong and Pep Guardiola can pick a reserve team good enough to win both the League Cup and FA Cup – but that number of matches will still take its toll.
It’s absolutely crucial that Liverpool keep doing our job in the Premier League, with our next five games very winnable. We face Brighton, Palace, Leicester, West Ham and Bournemouth before the Champions League fixture with Bayern.
Five wins from five sounds like a massive ask, but if we take it one game at a time, there’s no reason why 15 points cannot be attained. Spurs have a rejuvenated Manchester United this weekend, while City could struggle against Arsenal and perhaps Newcastle away, if Rafa Benitez decides he wants to really do us a favour!
It’s obviously all to play for, but Liverpool are in a truly terrific position. Now to get back on winning ways.