Ex-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier believes the Reds are capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
The Reds go into the weekends round of fixtures in fourth place, just four points behind league leaders Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers men also have the advantage of not competing in Europe for the remainder of the campaign, with only the Premier League to focus on.
And former Reds gaffer Houllier believes Liverpool are perfectly poised to launch a late push for the title.
“This year they can do it,” Houllier is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “If you look at their games they have Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham at home and the way they have been playing they will be confident.
“The games away, apart from Man Utd which is always difficult, are all winnable. I’m not putting pressure on them, anyone from the top four can win it.
“If you look at the progress Liverpool have made over the last couple of years it is impressive. Last season I saw them a lot and you could see what he [Rodgers] was trying to achieve.
“They have momentum, they have got the strikers, they have a good captain in Steven and Brendan has shown he can improve players. Look at Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, I like Philippe Coutinho. They have a good blend in midfield.
“People seem to be talking about the reasons why they cannot win, but there are many, maybe more, as to why they can.”