FABIO AURELIO believes a crunch week presents Liverpool with the perfect chance to re-ignite their hopes of Champions League qualification.
The Reds will be gunning for a fifth successive home league win when they entertain lowly Wolves tomorrow night.
Bolton are then the visitors to Anfield on New Year's Day before Roy Hodgson's side travel to Blackburn next Wednesday night.
The Brazilian left-back knows only maximum points will do after the Reds' recent inactivity due to the elements has seen them fall to 10th place in the Premier League.
“The situation is that every game is very important to us at the moment,” Aurelio said.
“It's a very busy period and if we can win three games that can make a very big difference to the table.
“With a good run of results you can quickly change your position. That is what we are looking to do and hopefully the table will look better at the start of January.
“We are getting back towards the fortress that Anfield has been for Liverpool in the past. But we should be doing better away from home and we are trying to make sure we improve that.”
Wolves crashed to the bottom of the table after losing 2-1 at home to Wigan on Boxing Day.
Mick McCarthy's strugglers have picked up just one point on their travels all season and that was at Everton back in August.
Aurelio is hoping to help the Reds sign off 2010 in style but insists despite their current plight Wolves shouldn't be taken lightly.
“These types of teams defend deep and make it difficult for you to create opportunities,” he added.
“But we have been scoring a lot of goals at home and that's very positive for us.
“Hopefully we can get an early goal and that will help us through the game. If we do score early they will need to go forward and that will leave more space for us.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Pacheco says he's being inspired by skipper Steven Gerrard as he works tirelessly to try to force his way into Hodgson's side.
The Spaniard, who recently penned a new deal, said: “I see Stevie trying to improve himself in training - with his left foot for example or maybe heading.
“If a player like him tries to improve, you realise how far you have to go if you want to reach the top.
“We are completely different physically and I am not comparing myself to him because he is one of Liverpool's greatest players. But I know I can play a role in the team from that position (behind the striker).
“Stevie is as complete as you can get now and there is so much I can learn from him.”
Daniel Ayala has returned to Melwood after his loan spell at Hull City was cut short because of a hamstring injury.
The Spanish centre-back had been a big hit with the Tigers who were hoping to extend his stay beyond January.