Brendan Rodgers continues to insist there has been no discussion about Liverpool’s Premier League title prospects as they look to pile the pressure on leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool travel to Cardiff on Saturday four points behind Chelsea, with a game in hand and with Jose Mourinho’s side still to travel to Anfield.
Last weekend’s 3-0 win at rivals Manchester United made it 26 points from a possible 30 since the start of 2014 for Liverpool and sparked renewed talk of a first championship since 1990.
After the trip to Wales, Liverpool host struggling Sunderland and off-colour Tottenham before travelling to West Ham.
Home games against Manchester City and Chelsea come either side of a trip to Norwich and they finish the campaign with matches against Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
But Liverpool manager Rodgers is adamant that not even the significant victory at Old Trafford had his players discussing ending the Anfield club’s drought.
“It was a wonderful result at Old Trafford but (there’s been) no talk about the title. We are just enjoying our work and focused on Cardiff,” he said.
Wales midfielder Joe Allen’s influence at Liverpool has been limited this season due to injury and the form of others.
But the former Swansea man, 24, has impressed in back-to-back matches against Southampton and United and Rodgers feels Allen will have a significant impact on the rest of the campaign.
“At Old Trafford, he covered more ground than anyone. The way he presses the ball and looks after the ball; in this country, sometimes it can be frowned upon,” said former Swansea manager Rodgers.
“People look for midfield players that are either scoring goals and wanting goals or smashing into challenges.
“Joe is a really intelligent footballer; he understands the ball, he protects the ball really well for the team, and his work-rate and intensity is incredible.”