One point clear at the top with 11 games of what could be a historic Premier League season left to play. As Jurgen Klopp said at his press conference on Tuesday, this is ‘pure opportunity’ for his Liverpool side.
But you would have been forgiven for thinking the Reds have bottled their chances of landing a first title since 1990 judging by the reaction in some quarters to Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
And it’s against that backdrop that season-ticket holders Dan Kay and Paul Philbin – who were both at Old Trafford – join fellow Red Neil Macdonald to record our latest View from the Kop fans’ podcast, hosted by Paul Wheelock.
The trio talk the narrative being written and picture being painted outside the confines of Anfield as well as the nerves within Liverpool’s own fan base, which at the weekend at the least, seemed to get to Klopp and his players, too.
The debate then turns to the 2013-14 season, the last time the Reds were in the running for the championship. How does this season differ to that one? And why is there seemingly more expectation now?
That leads into a discussion about Brendan Rodgers, who since the podcast was recorded, has confirmed his return to the Premier League with Leicester City. Has history been unkind to the manager who went as close as any to leading Liverpool to the title in the past 29 years?
Tonight’s visit of Watford is previewed, including who should replace Roberto Firmino if the Brazilian does miss out through injury, and why that should not be Daniel Sturridge, before the panel talk the player who could be crucial to getting Klopp’s fabled attack fully firing again.
And, of course, there’s a little bit of Merseyside derby chat, too. Enjoy.