Looking back to last season provides a ideal example: four days after a Premier League win at Southampton Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the Champions League, allowing them to start the second leg with Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk on the bench.
Liverpool have played a game more than Man City, but they have now put the pressure back on the reigning champions who play before them next Sunday.
The Egyptian etched his name into the Reds' history books with a fine, and vital, solo effort late on during Friday's 3-1 victory at Southampton.
Liverpool must keep winning matches, but they have to hope and pray Manchester City drop points.
"I'm very pleased for all three of them as Hendo doesn't score too many goals but it was a big goal. We've got to win every game", said the England midfielder.More news: Man charged with making false statements after abuse claim
"After nine games [without scoring], I'm very happy to score a goal to help the team", the Egypt global told Sky Sports. Salah latched onto Henderson's headed pass and ran from inside his own half before curling in his first goal in nine games from just outside the box.
Liverpool needed a stoppage-time victor to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield last weekend and they were forced to do things the hard way again at St Mary's.
It could have been worse with Long nearly making it 2-0 but Keita's header calmed the nerves in the away ranks.
Some good defending on a pair of Southampton corners led to a blistering counter-attack for Liverpool as Salah picked up the ball in his own end, ran the length of the field and finished from 18 yards away to send the travelling supporters into ecstasy at St Mary's.
The victory lifted Liverpool to 82 points from 33 games, with City on 80 from 32, while Southampton remained five points above the relegation zone.
Jurgen Klopp has chosen to just shuffle his midfield in what is a relatively unchanged Liverpool eleven from their win over Tottenham as they face Southampton. That is massive in this insane league and everyone is waiting for us.
'And he has dealt with that outstandingly well so he can be really proud. "It is incredible", the German said.