Steven Gerrard has insisted that Liverpool are not getting carried away despite closing the gap on Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.
Reds skipper Gerrard inspired his side once again as he fired his first Premier League hat-trick in the 5-0 romp over Aston Villa on Sunday.
The title race is now firmly back on after successive wins over Villa and United the week before, but Gerrard is adamant they cannot presume that the defending champions' bid to reclaim their title has floundered.
"I think it is important not to get carried away. They are capable of winning all their remaining games," Gerrard told Sky Sports.
"It is important we focus on what we're doing and keep winning, keep on their shoulders, keep piling that pressure on them and whilst they are going into games knowing we are ready to pounce on any mistakes that they make it will be more difficult for them."
England star Gerrard, like most of Liverpool's squad, is now linking up with his national squad but he insists the international break is not a negative.
"It is a good break. We go away with our international teams, get some wins for our countries and come back ready to play again," he concluded.