Fabinho says finishing in the Premier League’s top four would count as a successful season for Liverpool, given their perilous position two months ago.
Last season’s champions can close the gap on fourth-place Chelsea to a single point with victory at already-relegated West Brom on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
The top four looked out of reach when the Reds lost 1-0 at home to Fulham in March, their sixth successive Premier League defeat at Anfield.
But since then they have gone seven league games unbeaten and reignited their Champions League qualification hopes with a 4-2 win at Manchester United in midweek.
When asked if finishing in the top four would make it a successful season, Fabinho told Sky Sports: “If you asked me at the beginning of the season, I would say no.
“At the beginning we are always optimistic, I would talk about winning trophies.
“Right now, I would say yes because the season has been a little bit strange. After the injuries, the bad moments we’ve had, being in the top four would mean a success.”