KNOWSLEY has been Labour run since it was first formed in 1974, but the Liberal Democrats hope to change that this year.
They have gone from holding just one seat in the Labour stronghold in 1999, to the current 11 which is still well behind Labour's 54, with one seat vacant.
However, this time the party is fielding 50 candidates in the area.
Last year they put up a similar fight with 18 candidates contesting 23 of the council's 66 seats.
The biggest scalp they took then belonged to Jim Keight, who had been council leader for 16 years. He lost his seat in the St Gabriel's ward by a mere 16 votes.
Fredrick Fricker, Lib Dem, won last time and is standing again, but this time the seat will be hotly contested seat with Conservatives, Labour and Lib-Dem all putting candidates forward.
A smattering of Greens and Socialist Alliance candidates are also on the list.
How the postal vote will affect the voting is unclear. Many believe it will probably not make much difference in terms of seats.
However, in some of Knowsley's more deprived areas it is always possible it could prompt a swing towards the Lib-Dems.
Lib-Dem deputy leader Dave Smithson said: "This is a big push. I think we are able to offer a real alternative to people who are fed up with the Labour council.
"We are the party who can offer a change. That is why we are fielding fifty candidates across the borough.
"I don't think the postal vote will benefit any particular party. The statistics show that although there is an increase in the turnout there is now real swing in votes.
"What I am concerned with is that the voters have not been given the opportunity to vote the way that they want."
A spokesman for Labour said: "In the forthcoming local election, Labour has candidates standing in every seat, in every ward of the borough - candidates committed to improving local life in those wards.
"In contrast, the Liberal Democrats clearly do not believe they can represent all the people of Knowsley.
"They are not putting up any candidates in three wards, not contesting all the seats in another three, and putting a large number of 'paper candidates' who have not knocked on a single door or put out an election address in the wards they are pretending to fight.
"In the past twelve months, while Labour's policies have delivered real improvements, the Liberal Democrats have not had policies; they have had a series of stunts."
Despite all the fighting talk, Labour candidates in Cherryfield and Kirkby Central can already celebrate - neither ward is being contested by other parties.