According to Brendan Rodgers’ calculations Liverpool will need 74 points to book a place in the Premier League top four and next season’s Champions League.
The Reds will require 23 points from a possible 30 over the ten remaining games to reach their manager’s benchmark.
Currently on a searing run of 30 points from the last 36 on offer since they last tasted defeat at Old Trafford in December they’re certainly in the mood to go close.
However, the bwin odds makers clearly believe otherwise, making Liverpool 2/5 favourites to claim under 22.5 points between now and the end of the campaign.
By contrast, they’re 17/10 outsiders to achieve or exceed Rodgers’ imagined total.
There will be punters, Kopite and neutral alike, for whom the overs look too big here, especially as Liverpool can claim as little as two points from clashes with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea and still hit the 74 by the end of term.
However, their all-fur-coat-and-no-knickers away form may mean that victories on trips to Swansea, Hull, West Brom and Stoke are just as hard to come by.
Their last five Premier League games away from Anfield have yielded four wins and a draw yet three of the successes in that sequence came against Burnley, Sunderland and a pre-Tim Sherwood Aston Villa.
The fourth, a 2-0 win at Southampton saw them comprehensively outplayed after Philippe Coutinho’s stunning opener.
Meanwhile, the game before had seen them largely kept quiet by an out of sorts Everton side at Goodison Park.
A first chance to prove there is substance to the road-going portion of their post Old Trafford revival comes this evening at Swansea, where they are 19/20 to prevail.
However, the Liberty Stadium is not one at which Liverpool have thrived since the south Wales outfit’s promotion in 2011/12.
Garry Monk’s men have claimed at least a share of the spoils in every renewal since, winning the first and the drawing the last two.
A third successive stalemate can be backed at 12/5.