The Red Devils were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal in their most recent Premier League outing, bringing them back down to earth after a remarkable 3-1 victory away to Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League's round of 16, a result that saw them progress to the last eight on away goals.
Buoyant after a magnificent victory away to Bayern Munich took them into the Champions League quarter-finals, Liverpool have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League over the global break when they travel to Fulham on Sunday, with Manchester City in FA Cup action this weekend.
The quarter-final draw against Portuguese side FC Porto will hold no fear for Liverpool, after defeating Porto 5-0 on aggregate in the last sixteen stage last season, and there will be no concerns about sustaining a challenge on two fronts either.
Ajax vs. Juventus and Manchester United vs. Barcelona are at 3 p.m. April 10. "We are doing well, we are having a good season and we are in a good place now in the sense of the football that we are playing". Ronaldo has been the key signing for Massimiliano Allegri's team, injecting belief in Turin that they can go all the way this time.
"I'm coming back to my second home. They have a chance at the weekend to prove how good they are".
Liverpool will aim to return to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday as they travel to London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.
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Ajax last won the Champions League in 1995, while Manchester United last won in 2008 and Juventus most recently won in 1996. This tie looks like Liverpool all the way.
Whoever finishes second this season could be viewed as the best runners-up in Premier League history, but that will be no consolation to however loses out on the title - particularly Liverpool after twenty-nine years of waiting for what was once their bread and butter competition.
"But I'd say in other departments we can certainly get at them".
In fact, here at The Sportsman we've meticulously scanned the fixture list and plucked out FOUR crunch clashes that take place over a pivotal 25 day period, which could decide whether the coveted trophy ends up in Manchester or Merseyside.
The third leg in this pack includes Manchester City for the first time as Pep Guardiola's men welcome Mauricio Pochettino to the Etihad in April.
"The tie against United is really hard", he said.
United have been drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League but Solskjaer is not fearing the La Liga giants.