Fresh from their second foray into Champions League territory, Liverpool turn their focus to domestic duty once more and a run-in with Tottenham.
The Reds will be hoping that their impressive derby demolition of Everton last weekend provides the perfect springboard from which to launch their so far stuttering season.
Spurs have been equally sporadic this term and the omens are not good as they venture to a ground where they have not recorded a league victory for eight years. But then after recently failing to beat London rivals Chelsea for an astonishing 25th time in a row, the Lilywhites know this is no time to live in the past!.
But at least they are starting to show more menace in attack. Spurs may have scored an average of 1.33 goals per game, however they are currently the least accurate marksmen in the division. Just 32% of their efforts have troubled the 'keeper this term - 18 percentage points lower than Liverpool - and the only person to benefit from this could be Sergei Rebrov.
The Ukraine international has had limited opportunities to shine this season and he is becoming increasingly disgruntled with life on the subs bench according to his agent: "Things are not good and Sergei is not very happy because he is not playing", said Sandor Varga.
If his English is any good then at least the former Dynamo Kiev striker can hold a conversation with fellow hitman Robbie Fowler, who is in a similar position at Liverpool. But then he cannot complain about the form of the men keeping him out of the Anfield spotlight.
Michael Owen and Emile Heskey have both landed at least 60% of their shots on target this season and are beginning to forge a deadly partnership. But then the pair have a reliable midfield pulling the strings behind them and making things happen.
The ageing Gary McAllister has already weighed in with three goal assists this term, while in comparison Spurs' chief creator is Simon Davies who has set up one strike for his colleagues. The mere fact that attack-minded Darren Anderton has attempted more tackles than any of his team-mates is a clear indication that the visitors are in need of more steel.
Gus Poyet launched back into first-team action during midweek, but he may not prove enough to fully turn the tide in this encounter. The odds on Liverpool achieving a 3-2 win are 28/1.