By Alex Stevens
Roberto Firmino has stated that no-one will remember Liverpool’s brilliant early season displays if their season falls flat and fails to live up to expectations.
Liverpool are level on points with leaders Manchester City and second place Arsenal as they emerge as genuine title challengers after finishing eighth last season.
Away victories against Arsenal and Chelsea have shown that Jurgen Klopp’s side have the ability to beat their title rivals in crunch matches but the jury is still out on if they can go the whole season fighting at the top.
Firmino has called on his Liverpool team mates to keep up their good form and continue their momentum before they even consider winning the Premier League.
”If we do not continue on this track until the end of the season, no-one will remember us and we will not achieve anything,” Firmino told the club’s official website. ”We have to continue on this track until the end. We have achieved nothing yet.”
The Brazilian has scored five goals in all competitions so far this term as part of a Reds attack that is causing problems for almost every defence it comes up against.
Liverpool have the advantage of no European football to contend with along with Chelsea, giving them valuable resting periods during the season while Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham are playing two games a week.
Outsiders Manchester United who started the season as one of the favourites are now struggling to compete for a top four place as well as playing Thursday and Sunday with their Europa League commitments.
The Merseyside club have a fantastic chance to at least finish in the top four after missing out on the Champions League last season following a Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.
Firmino is convinced the Premier League is harder than ever to win.
“It has been improving, year by year, the standard and the players have been growing,” he added to the official Liverpool site.
“So each year is more difficult to be always at the top, winning Premier League titles, which is the most competitive championship in the world. And it is an honour to be playing in the league.”
In other Liverpool news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Martin Skrtel’s display against Manchester United on Thursday night.