I don't think so, personally. They're having a fine run of things at the moment, but I still think it's Liverpool's to lose, honestly. They're doing better this year than they've done in a good while, but I think until they get themselves some owners who aren't using the club as a cash machine for their own pockets, they're really going to be hard pressed to re-find the form they once had.
As a Manchester United fan, I certainly hope so. As you said, the team is in a great position right now. However, one of their biggest issues this season has been consistency as we saw in the champions league when they were eliminated despite being in a great position.