Not too long ago, it seemed Liverpool would be lucky to land in the upper half of the 2015 2016 Premier League table. Though they were strong title contenders in the 2013 2014 season, the Reds have been hit hard by the transfer market in the summers since. First, Luis Suarez departed, quickly becoming a star at FC Barcelona. Then, this past summer, Liverpool lost both their all-time greatest player (Steven Gerrard) and their most promising young gun (Raheem Sterling)-a conundrum that left manager Brendan Rodgers seemingly unable to field a decent soccer squad.

Now, it appears things have turned around at Anfield. Rodgers was sacked in early October after a draw with Everton left the Reds in danger of falling out of the Premier League top 10. Team bosses lured former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp out of retirement to replace him, and under Klopp's leadership, the football club have strengthened their position considerably. This past weekend, following a second consecutive victory, the Reds climbed to sixth place-their highest position since the first weeks of competition, when the table is always in constant flux anyway. So can Liverpool FC push for title contention?

Title Hopes?

With Liverpool evidently out of the doghouse, the next question fans in the Liverpool shirt 2015/16 will undoubtedly be asking is just how far the soccer club can go. Is a Champions League qualification in the cards? Or could the Reds even contend with Manchester City for the title?

Certainly, anything is possible at this point. Fourteen weeks into the season, Liverpool are sixth with 23 points. Manchester City and Leicester City-the football clubs currently at the top of the standings-have 29 points each. That's not a huge margin, and it's made perhaps less significant by the fact that Man City have only won two of their last five Premier League matches.

Liverpool have also had consistency issues this season, though, so it might be too early yet to make a good call on the soccer team's chances of catching the leaders. Following Klopp's appointment, the Reds settled for two draws before finally winning a match against Chelsea. That game was a good sign for forward momentum at Anfield, but it was followed by a surprising loss to Crystal Palace, which again gave fans a reason to doubt their club's title hopes.

With that said, it's possible that Liverpool have had their turning point. On November 21st, the Reds travelled to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. The game was predicted by most pundits to fall in favor of the hosts, but Liverpool shocked everyone with a 4-1 victory. The momentum from that electrifying win carried over to the next week when the Reds won 1-0 against Swansea City.

In fact, Liverpool have now won six of their last seven games across all competitions, with the Crystal Palace loss being their one recent rough patch. The streak of strong play has reportedly resulted in bookies slashing their odds for a Liverpool victory from 100/1 to 14/1. In other words, we may well see the Reds duking it out with Man City's Sky Blues for the title.

An Anticipated Rematch

The Sky Blues, of course, stole the 2013 2014 Premier League title right out from under Liverpool. That season would have been the Reds' first title-winning campaign since 1990-before Steven Gerrard's long and impressive tenure with the football club. It's too late for Liverpool to win one for Gerrard, but a rematch battle between these two football teams at the top of the table would be fun to watch regardless.

One thing seems for certain: Chelsea, the other team that was in the race for the 2013 2014 title, won't be a factor this year. Jose Mourinho's soccer squad are sitting in 14th place on the league standings table, having taken just 15 points from their first 14 fixtures.

Do you think Jurgen Klopp can take Liverpool all the way to the top of the Premier League table this season, or will the football club have to wait until 2017 or 2018 to win some silverware? Share your predictions with Soccer Box on social media, we are active on multiple social platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, and Google +.