Only relinquishing a goal difference of +10 to relegation threatened Norwich and losing all three of their remaining games into the bargain will send Swansea down.
However with Norwich making the trip to Arsenal on Saturday and then entertaining Manchester United the following weekend things look bleak for Delia and a point or better against Liverpool will mean guaranteed Premiership status for another season.
For their part Liverpool look like a team who know their main ambition for the season lies beyond scrapping it out in the Premier League for the last few games iof the season with the game against Villarreal looming large at Anfield on Thursday night.
After the heroics against Borussia Dortmund the subsequent league game against Newcastle had a definite end of season feeling about it and giving up a two goal lead left even die hard supporters in laissez faire mood.
To continue the French theme “Cest la vie” and Klopp will no doubt already have his staff primed to find replacements that will not capitulate so easily next season. Giving up a two goal lead and losing to Stoke also points to the work that must be done behind the scenes to stop these results happening.
The highlight of the game against Villarreal on Thursday was watching Klopp animatedly berate a clueless Jordan Ibe who had strayed offside when receiving a pass back from a throw in.
A schoolboy error that ceded possession needlessly and is symptomatic of players who are not switched on enough. This manager will not let players coast through games or mentally switch off and Ibe is headed for the door marked EXIT this summer.
Against Swansea Liverpool will rest key players and I'm expecting a dull encounter with Sturridge being mothballed and Benteke playing as the target man for the Liverpool youngsters to try and hit from midfield.
Apathy? What do you expect when ridiculous TV scheduling means that Liverpool fans will have to be up bright and early on a Sunday morning to make the 12PM kick off.
This is a problem that is only going to get worse as satellite broadcasters try and wring out every drop of value from their Premier League broadcasting rights.
Of course making football predictions is all about using all of the available information to make an educated guess but this game just screams 1-1 draw all over it.