Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side are ready to fight to stay at the top of the Premier League despite losing their 100% league record in Monday's draw against Swansea.
After four matches Liverpool sit top of the league on ten points having won their three opening games and claimed a 2-2 draw at Swansea.
The Anfield side have not been considered genuine title contenders since the 2008-09 season when they finished second to Manchester United, but an accomplished start to this season has signalled a potential change in fortunes for the Reds.
And Rodgers is looking for his side to stay at the top for as long as possible.
"The more you're up there at the top, the more aggression and will and desire you have to stay there," he said.
"It's only four games in but we've had four tough games and we have only lost once in the last 17 games now.
"We are getting a level of consistency, and that was the biggest thing for me."
One of Liverpool's main priorities will be to finish in the top four to return to the Champions League, but some fans may be looking for their club to go further and push for a first league title since 1990.
However Rodgers knows that they will have to scrap for their wins but is impressed with the development of his side since he took over in June 2012.
"When I came here last year, there was no consistency in the performance," added the former Swansea boss.
"But now we are just churning out wins and if we can't win we are drawing games with resilient performances, like in the last 25 minutes against Swansea.
"I still believe we will get better and more fluent as the season goes on, so we are happy to be top and we are ready for a fight to stay there."
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