Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool can’t afford to look any further than Monday night’s tough trip to Fulham as he refuses to contemplate Europa League qualification.
Back to back wins over Birmingham and Newcastle have seen the Reds leapfrog Tottenham in the race for fifth place.
The stage is set for a crunch clash with Spurs at Anfield next Sunday but Dalglish is wary of the showdown with the Cottagers.
Mark Hughes’ side have climbed to ninth on the back of emphatic victories over Bolton and Sunderland and are unbeaten at home since the turn of the year.
“We never set targets, we just prepare for the next game,” Dalglish said.
“Fulham played very well here earlier in the season. We beat them 1-0 but we were quite fortunate.
“They are on a good run and have had an excellent season so it’s a difficult game for us.
“If they hadn’t had as many draws at the start of the season they would have been a lot higher up the table.
“Mark Hughes is an excellent manager and has fantastic support from his backroom staff.”
There is a debate raging over whether Liverpool would be better off staying out of the Europa League amid fears the schedule would damage their league campaign next season.
However, Dalglish won’t be getting involved in it.
“We don’t have that problem yet so we don’t need to solve anything,” he added.
“If there are problems ahead then they will be solved. We will just keep going and see what we can do. The biggest problem we have got is Fulham.”