Having slipped into sixth place despite their impressive win against Sunderland, Liverpool have the most to lose if they miss out on fourth place.
Financial meltdown, the departure of Rafa Benitez (for better or worse), and the loss of Torres and possibly even Gerrard have been touted as the potential consequences of missing out on the Champions League football that supporters have come to take for granted.
Liverpool are four points behind Tottenham and two behind Manchester City, both clubs have a game in hand over the Reds.
In their favour, the Merseyside outfit have a number of winnable games against teams with little to play for.
Their second to last game against Chelsea could be crucial for all concerned. If Rafa scrapes fourth place from their current situation, it would be a comeback worthy of Istanbul in 2005.
Verdict: fourth—another miracle from Benitez could be enough to buy the Spaniard (and the club) a stay of execution.