Recent form would suggest that Liverpool are on the verge of mounting a serious challenge next season but what will they be challenging for. Since King Kenny made his return to the Anfield Hotseat Liverpool have gone on a run that only Chelsea can better. The quality of football has come on leaps and bounds and it's enjoying watching the reds play again.
Can Liverpool sustain this in the long term or is it just as a result of the feel good factor having a legend in the dugout. Let's call a spade a spade Liverpool have not been playing pressure football since Dalglish took over. They were never in any really serious threat of being relegated they were never going to lose enough games at Anfield to go down. They were however in danger of becoming a mid table team.
Recently results have been so good that they are now in fifth place and European Football next season is a very strong possibility. For the first time into a game where they have pressure on them. Everyone keeps saying they don't want to play in the second tier competition in Europe. Rubbish. Ask any player European Football or no European Football and they will tell you European Football.
A victory over Spurs on Sunday will put Liverpool back into Europe next season and they need it. If Liverpool beat Spurs they will have come out the right side of a big pressure game and I fully believe they will come out of it with the confidence to go on and challenge for the title next year. If they lose then they will be left wondering and second guessing if they can even come close to cracking a top four finish next season never mind a league title challenge.
Sundays game could very well be the most important game of Dalglishs career as manager of Liverpool Football Club and the most defining game of the future of Liverpool FC.
I for one can only see Liverpool sending Harry packing and Spurs running with their tails between their legs back to the lane and Liverpool marching into Europe and on to glory next season