The ex-Liverpool striker has publicly stated that he believes Liverpool are still in contention for top four and therefore, Champions League qualification.
Their next five games, however, are integral to this pursuit of top-four credentials.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are all in their impending firing line and although these fixtures are normally a team’s worst nightmare, if they come out the other side unscathed, it will push the Reds on a tremendous amount.
Speaking to Premier League following their triumph over Wolves last night, the Ballon d’Or winner imagines the difficult period coming up could turn out to be season-defining.
“If they’re no further away from the top four after that run of fixtures, then they’ll do it. I’m convinced of it,” said the 43-year-old Liverpool legend.
“I mean that is defining, they could be out of it after those. If they go on a poor run in that they could be 10, 12 points adrift with eight games to go or something – it’ll all be over. If they’re still within three, four, five points of the top four after those fixtures, then they’ll do it.” he added.
Liverpool are currently enduring a difficult campaign sitting six points adrift of fourth place and performing way under par given their success in recent times.
Just above them is a rejuvenated Newcastle United outfit who are exceeding all expectations under boss Eddie Howe as they are four times shy of Tottenham with a couple of games in hand.
Traditionally, Liverpool have notched up a gear against the ‘tougher’ Premier League sides which bodes well with the camp at Melwood and, more importantly, the supporters of the Premier League giants.
Their season has turned from a disaster to a potentially salvable campaign in a matter of weeks, and their 158-goal striker has chimed in and shown full belief in Klopp and his roster of players.