Cisse acknowledges it has been a tough start to the 2009-10 season for his old club, but has revealed he still keeps in touch with some of his former teammates and is convinced they have what it takes to force their way back into the title race.
"I'm still in touch with Stevie (Gerrard)," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "We are good friends. We talk a lot and, of course, I keep an eye on results.
"They've had a difficult start but they aren't that far behind the leaders and there's no doubting the quality they have there.
"I still think they can win the title. It will be difficult but it's not impossible."