The fixtures keep coming thick and fast for a Liverpool side shorn of their best defensive and attacking players and who perversely keep finding ways to win.
This is a totally new phenomenon for Liverpool fans and quite rightly they are revelling in their new found artistry. All of a sudden even though the team is not playing particularly well the results keep coming.
The intensive fixture pile up showed itself on Tuesday with a performance that not so much had the shine taken off it but was rubbed down to bare metal with grade A sandpaper. A fantastic performance from Jon Flanagan was a crowd pleaser and again Joe Allen showed that Klopp is obviously overlooking him for a reason.
Is he on his way or is he just going to have to fight his way into the team reckoning on his limited performance time? Allen would be a certain starter on Saturday in place of Can who desperately needs a rest.
This is another home game though and the Liverpool fans dedication, not to say pockets are going to be sorely tested over the coming weeks as they continue to fight on all fronts. With Europa League games to come Klopp must be looking forward to the Capital One Cup Final if not just to know that those games are no longer going to clutter up the fixture schedule.
Lovren may be back for this game and Flanagan will keep his place if not shifting to the right and benching Moreno who has been quite abysmal and received a huge touchline bollocking from Klopp for failing to track back quick enough which was one of the most entertaining vines to come out of the game.
Mignolet went a long way to redeeming himself in the eyes of some supporters with a fantastic performance in the penalty shoot out against Stoke although quite why these “haters” have it in for him so much is beyond me. He's a really good shot stopper who just needs more experience and you only get that with more games.
It looks like West Ham will be missing Andy Carroll with a knock and Lanzini and Sakho will also be missing for the trip to Anfield.
Klopp is short of options so Caulker may start, Allen deserves a start, Firminho is playing himself into a hot streak of form and Milner looks like a player again.
West Ham are a better team than Stoke so Liverpool will need to up their game to proceed through to the next round. A home tie though and that could be all the difference Liverpool need.