I don't think for a second it's going to be easy, are you talking about Spurs fans on here or somewhere else? Because I haven't seen anyone saying we have it wrapped up.
First thing, Liverpool had one of their best teams out against us and regardless of what anyone says we were ripping them apart when they had 11, just like Harry said he was annoyed when they went down to 10 because sometimes it changes the game in favour of the other team. I have no doubt in my mind that we would have won that game by a similar score-line if we had played against 11 for the full 90 minutes.
I honestly don't think Liverpool look much more convincing than last year, I know I'll get a lot of TD's for this but which of their Summer signings has really stood out? None. I think our Summer signings have been far more successful, Parker seems to have formed a nice partnership with Modric and does what Sandro does with a bit more creativity, Adebayor gives us what we lacked, goals and Friedel is an experienced keeper who controls the defence and doesn't make mistakes like that clown Gomes.
And about Modric, yes he's by far and away our best player but I still don't think he's as important to us as some people make out. During the 09-10 season he was out for quite a while and during that period we had a higher win percentage than we did with Modric in the team. I'm not saying we're better without him because we're not, far from it, but we can cope without him, especially now with VdV who could drop into the central midfield role as he has done for Netherlands.
But, we shouldn't even need to go into Modric, I'll bet my house he wont leave next year, can you really see Levy putting up the fight he did to keep him only to let him go the following year? If we make it into the CL I don't think we'll hear a peep out of Modric about leaving.
I agree with you on the cups though, I don't care about any of them unless we get to later stages (semi's in the FA Cup, Knockout stages in the Europa) - We should use these as a chance for us to give experience to our younger players and give our fringe players game time.
And about challenging for the title, I wouldn't say a keeper is what we need most at the moment. I still feel we can't rely on Ledley King to play week in week out and so we need a solid CB, I don't know who though, all the viable options are pretty overrated in my opinion (Cahill, Samba etc...)
I also feel in January we need to sell Pav and bring in a replacement, he's been shocking all season, someone like Huntelaar who's scoring for fun in the Bundesliga is an option as Schalke wont make the CL this year.
Even if we did get a proven CB + goalscorer in Jan I still think we lack something to win the title, on paper our team could do it but realistically they couldn't.
And I realise I've completely not mentioned Arsenal, I still see them as huge threat for 4th, if we beat them on Sunday comfortably then it might change it a bit, but still, you never know, Wenger might make some good signings in January and turn the whole thing on it's head. But maybe by then they'll be too far behind for it to make a difference anyway, who knows.
This is the longest answer I've written in ages, cba to check for spelling mistakes haha.