Securing Champions League football remains to be a realistic aim for Liverpool this season and something these players are more than capable of achieving.
It is up to Jurgen Klopp’s men to reproduce the kind of performance that saw them defeat Arsenal, on a weekly basis between now and May. One again, consistency is vital.
Three points against Burnley next weekend and consequently a second consecutive Premier League win would be a valuable boost in terms of setting the team up for a strong finish.
The recent win against Tottenham should have set the bar yet there is a case for the idea a mid-season trip to La Manga somewhat diminished any supposed momentum. That won’t be the case this time.
Saturday’s win against Arsenal marked the kind of performance that must be matched when Burnley come to Anfield in just a week’s time.
Speaking after the Arsenal game, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane urged his team to push hard during the final stages of the campaign.
“We have 11 games so we will try to concentrate on them all,” the Senegalese forward told Sky Sports.
“It was very important for us to win this game because last Monday’s game was disappointing.”
“For us it will be very important to be consistent now if we are to go up another level.”
“We have to work hard.”
Mane scored his 12th league goal for the Reds in the 3-1 victory over Arsenal, helping Liverpool to their 19th point over a top six rival this season.
He spearheaded the return of the explosive and fluid attacking play that saw Klopp’s team dominate in the final months of 2016.
The £34million man himself can be influential in his team’s pursuit of a top four spot but needs those around him to match his form.