Just days ago, Liverpool were on the verge of going seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Manchester City had been beaten by Newcastle.
But that chance has passed them by and now, after a 1-1 draw against West Ham, they boast just a three-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s team.
Hot on the heels of both clubs, however, is Tottenham. Despite Harry Kane and Dele Alli being out until March, Spurs are still in the race for the crown.
Liverpool have some tough games to come. And now fans will be fearful that Jurgen Klopp’s side may throw away the title – again.
Next up is Bournemouth. But then comes a crunch Champions League clash with Bayern Munich and mouthwatering showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford on February 24.
They have Tottenham at Anfield to come in April – and then Chelsea two weeks later.
They end their season with a relatively kind run of fixtures. Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves should see them pocket 10 points at least.
Manchester City face Everton on Wednesday – and should not find the Toffees too difficult to unstick.
Like Liverpool, they also have some tests ahead.
Manchester United at Old Trafford on 16 March promises to be a cracker. Particularly with the Red Devils so resurgent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.