The boss has no doubts that squad currently leading the way in the Premiership is good enough to mount a very serious title challenge this season.
But he takes us to Anfield tomorrow for the clash of the day, first against third, with a belief we can halt that title charge.
He said: "Liverpool are sitting top of the pile at the moment and looking a very good side.
"They've just had two great results away from home, at Leeds and a great result in Moscow, anyone who goes there and get a win has got to be a good side.
"Squad-wise they are strong, they can change the team to protect them after that long journey, the depth of squad allows Gerard to rotate.
"It's a squad that is worthy of challenging for the Premiership, like it has for the last couple of seasons. They haven't managed it yet.
"I don't know what team they will put out, but you know it will be a strong one. But we go up there with a lot of belief."
Glenn Hoddle suggests Liverpool's greatest strength lies in the depth of their squad and confirms 'whatever side they put out it will be a strong one'.