Kenny Dalglish has urged his Liverpool players not to waste their early season momentum, and says the hard work starts now if the Reds are serious about having a successful 2011-12 campaign.

So far, so good would be a fair assessment of Liverpool's return of seven points from their opening three Barclays Premier League fixtures, but perhaps more encouragingly is the manner of the team's performances that has put Anfield back on everybody's radar.

Under Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool have been given a new lease of life. A number of signings in key areas has not only improved the depth of the squad, but given it a refreshing new-look, with an emphasis placed on attractive, attacking football.

"Everybody has produced a high standard so far – and it's up to us to maintain that standard," says the Liverpool manager. "They've worked really hard in training and they've been great professionals.


"I don't know what we can achieve, but I know what we should be trying to achieve and that's to get ourselves right for the next game that's coming up.

Next up for the Reds is Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, the first challenge of what will be a difficult month for Liverpool in terms of fixtures, with trips to Tottenham and Everton, they will also host title holders Manchester United on October 15.

"The more focused we are on taking it one game at a time, the better chance we'll have," Dalglish continued. "We've got a strong squad, we're happy with the squad and they've had the rewards for the hard work they've done.

"They'll just continue to work hard and we'll see what rewards we get in the future."

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