Liverpool icon Phil Thompson is convinced a top four finish isn't beyond them.
Asked whether his former team can reduce the four-point gap to fourth place and challenge for Champions League qualification in 2012-13, Thompson insisted it was a possibility.
"A few weeks ago you might have thought it was a bit too far away. Four points off fourth spot is a fantastic achievement.
"We've been chipping away so we're still in there and I think there is a great opportunity to get into a Champions League spot.
"I like to see a level of consistency. When you see results coming and you go on long unbeaten runs - and we're capable of doing that all the time, no matter where we are in the league - it normally starts with a few unsuspecting draws.
"Unbeaten in two, then unbeaten in three... Now we're on a run. That's what we're seeing with Brendan's sides. With three victories in a row, it's great.
"Let's not get carried away or look too far ahead - just the next game. It has put us in a great position."