At first glance, it appears a fixture list Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would almost have cherry-picked himself.
A trip today to a team already relegated. Then another on Wednesday playing for absolutely nothing. Followed by a final home game next Sunday in which fans will be welcomed in significant number at Anfield for the first time in more than 14 months.
West Bromwich Albion. Burnley. Crystal Palace.
But closer inspection soon identifies three very real reasons why the Reds will be taking absolutely nothing for granted as they chase the hat-trick of victories that will almost certainly guarantee Champions League qualification.
Sam Allardyce. Sean Dyche. Roy Hodgson.
That unholy trinity, for want of a better phrase, would love nothing more than to be the ones responsible for the deposed Premier League champions missing out on the solace of a top-four finish.
Two of them have already done their bit.
Allardyce, a regular pest to Liverpool during his long managerial career, had only been in charge of West Bromwich Albion a short period when he masterminded them to a 1-1 draw at Anfield over Christmas.
It was the catalyst for a grim run of form which saw the Reds go from Premier League front-runners to scrabbling among the also-rans.
During that period they entertained a Burnley side helmed by Dyche in traditional no-nonsense fashion, for whom a late Ashley Barnes penalty ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten home run.
The Lancastrians’ first win at Anfield since 1974, it sparked a dismal sequence as the Reds went on to lose a club record six successive games on their own patch.
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Palace, of course, offered no such issues at Selhurst Park the weekend before Christmas, thrashed 7-0 in Liverpool’s biggest-ever away top-flight triumph.