Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is hopeful of again challenging for a Champions League place despite a 1-0 defeat at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
"I think we will be in the top five or six again and try to get in the top four but it's going to be tight. There are no easy games," he said after Frederic Piquionne's goal defeated his side.
David Moyes admits Everton need more assurance in front of goal if they are to turn around their abysmal start to the season.
The Toffees slipped to the bottom of the Premier League as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Fulham -- with Ayegbeni Yakubu guilty of a glaring late miss. Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is confident there is more to come from his summer signings after they played bit parts in a goalless draw with Wigan.
He said: "Alex (Hleb) is still searching for sharpness, as is (Jean) Beausejour. Nikola Zigic is still trying to adjust to the English game. They all need time to adjust, just like some last season."
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will continue his attacking mentality at Anfield next week after a meek surrender to Chelsea was followed by a more enterprising display in defeat to Blackburn.
He said: "The first half performance last week was wimpy. That was my fault. I went defensive and I won't do that again. You wait until Liverpool away."