Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not concerned after Sunday's 2-2 draw with West Ham saw them lose ground in the title race to Chelsea.
"It's difficult to stay in the race with Chelsea when they win everything and we didn't," said the Reds boss. "But I don't think about it. When we were first or second, I wasn't thinking about it.
"This is the moment to collect points as much as possible.
"The season is very long, and as everybody knows the most intense time is coming now.
"Chelsea could play with nearly the same team until now. Arsenal nearly the same. United have had a few problems. Tottenham lost Kane for while. That's how it is."
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"Our expectation is that we are in the top region of the table and that's where we want to be in the decisive part of the season, and then we can talk about what's possible.
"It's all good apart from the result in the last two games, but in both games for a big part of the game we were the much better team.
"The way to get to being a real top-flight team, there's never an easy way. There will always be struggles.
"We are still in a very good way but we are not first in the table, we're not even second. We are third. A lot of teams should feel worse. Everything is good at the moment."