David Moyes claims the more high-profile games the better for Everton - although the Toffees chief would be happy staying under the Champions League radar for another couple of weeks.
The battle to claim a coveted top-four berth has crystallised into discussion over who will get squeezed out from the London trio of Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Yet such debate completely ignores the challenge coming from Merseyside.
For not only are an improving Liverpool mounting an assault, so too are Everton.
Indeed, presently six points behind with a game in hand, Everton would move to within striking distance if they were able to overcome Spurs at White Hart Lane tomorrow.
It is a situation Moyes relishes. But he is not ready to blow his side's cover just yet.
"If we are in the middle of April and people start to talk us up, that will do me nicely because it will mean we are coming into the final furlong with a chance. If we could somehow get our head in front that would be great."