Despite dropping two points on Saturday against Aston Villa after their 2-2 draw, Liverpool’s Kolo Toure believes his side are still in the English Premier League title race.
The Reds had to fight from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils in a result that sees them drop eight points behind the league leaders Arsenal.
As things stand at present Liverpool have 43 points to their name after 22 league games while Arsenal have 51 points, but despite the gap Toure is still confident his team can mount a challenge for the title.
“We are still in that (title race) because every team can lose points,” said Toure.
“For us we just need to think about the next game 100 per cent, try to win and be positive.
“What we have done so far no-one was expecting at the start of the season.
“We need to take that on board and just keep going. When you have hard times you see a strong team and we are a strong team.
“The first half was very hard, but the reaction from the team was great after going 2-0 down to a good Villa side - last year they won (3-1) here and it wasn't easy for us.
“We got a point and that showed the character of the team. We don't want to lose and that is very important, especially at home.
“Other teams will make errors. We just need to maintain our focus and believe in ourselves. In 16 games a lot can happen.”