Winger Stewart Downing admits Liverpool cannot afford to allow the inconsistency which has dogged their season return with European football now firmly in their sights.
Victory over Tottenham at the weekend made it three successive Barclays Premier League wins for the first time since May 2011.
The result moved them to within two points of Arsenal, in fifth, and seven adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, although both clubs have a match in hand.
With games to come against Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Reading - all in the bottom nine - a good run could put Brendan Rodgers’ side in an even stronger position by the time former Reds boss Rafael Benitez returns to Anfield with Chelsea on April 21.
“We said it was always going to be tough but we set ourselves the little task of trying to win as many games as we could in the last 10 and that’s three in a row now so we’ve got a chance,” Downing said.
“We’ve got some winnable games but that’s easier said than done. We have to go and win them but from the way we are playing I think we can beat anyone.
“The teams in and around that top half are playing each other so obviously some are going to slip up and drop points and the thing for us is to take each game as it comes and see where we finish.”
There is a clear feeling there has been progress made under Rodgers, particularly since January and the form guide backs that up.
After his first 14 matches in charge (up to the end of November) Liverpool had just 16 points and were 12th in the table.
In the subsequent 15 they have collected 29, bettered only by Manchester United and Spurs - and have moved up to sixth.