Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not written off Liverpool's title challenge just yet.
Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Wigan last weekend left them 12 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and outside of the Champions League places.
To make matters worse for under-pressure Anfield boss Rafael Benitez, his side still have to travel to Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.
But Wenger knows from personal experience that Liverpool cannot be discounted with half the season remaining. In 1997-98, Arsenal came from 13 points off the pace to win the title.
And Wenger said: 'I wouldn't say it is completely (a three horse race). I still feel Liverpool are in the race but they cannot have any blips anymore.
'They are still a dangerous team. The disadvantage for them is that there are three teams in front of them (Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea) who might not drop many points.
'I still don't dismiss them at this stage. It happened to us in 1997-98 and we made the ground up.'
Arsenal travel to Burnley this weekend for the third round of the FA Cup and Wenger expects to have goalkeeper Jens Lehmann involved.
Lehman, the Germany international, has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window.
But speaking on Thursday, Wenger said: 'Jens at the moment is still with us. I think he will be involved on Sunday at Burnley. As far as I am concerned he is an Arsenal player.'
Wenger added he has no plans to bring Mexican striker Carlos Vela into the fold until the end of the season.
Vela signed for Arsenal as a 16-year-old in November 2005 but is currently out on loan at Osasuna.