Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes his sixth-placed side have overachieved under his leadership.
The 60-year-old Scot took over from Roy Hodgson at the start of the year with the Merseyside giants labouring in mid-table, but they have breathed new life into their campaign under him and could now at least qualify for a place in next season’s Europa League.
And Dalglish said: “I still don't think sixth place is the position we actually want to be in.
“But credit to the players because there have only been two transfers out and two in, and the lads that have got us to where we are deserve great credit for it.
“I don't think they could have done much more. I think they've done more than they possibly could.
“We've won some games maybe people thought we couldn't win and we've lost other games we thought we should win, but at the end of the day, as we keep saying, we will add up the points at the end of the season and see where we are.
“If we were to finish sixth it would be an achievement for the players that they have got that far in such a short space of time but we just need to keep going and see what happens.
“The Tottenham game is our second to last match of the season but we are only looking as far ahead as Man City (on Monday), because as we've always said the next game is the most important one and that's all we can concentrate on.
“Whatever happens between now and when we play Aston Villa, which is our last game, will dictate whether we are closer to (fifth-placed) Tottenham or further away.
“We will just put all our energy towards getting a result against Manchester City first.”