Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the pressure of the title race will not diminish his side's ability to attack and dominate opponents.
The Reds are on a 10-match unbeaten streak in the league in which they have taken 26 points from a possible 30 and amassed a goal difference of +20 for that period.
They are the Premier League's top scorers with 76 goals and in Luis Suarez (25) and Daniel Sturridge (18) they possess the two leading strikers.
Their aggressive intent was evident in last weekend's 3-0 win at Old Trafford which closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points with a match in hand.
Momentum is behind the team and Rodgers stressed just because they were in contention for their first title in 24 years it would not have an affect on the way they played.
"For us there is no change. There is no pressure. The expectancy here is to win every game," he said.
"I've always said the second half of the season suits us because of the nature of how we play.
"We have a game based on dominance of the ball and dangerous possession and that has only increased in the second half of the season and it certainly won't decrease.
"There are not too many arenas bigger in the world than Old Trafford and last weekend it was Manchester United's ground, it was mostly Manchester United's supporters but it was our ball and our game and we controlled the game.
"We are one of the world's biggest clubs so when we play we play with dominance.
"It is an ongoing part of our methodology. Our work without the ball to press and suffocate our opponents and with the ball to show charisma and arrogance.
"It highlights the confidence within the team and to do so in such a big arena (last weekend) was great.
"There is no fear with young players and it is my job to remove any fear out of the game and let them go and play to a tactical plan and go and express themselves.
"People of my generation and before that have known Liverpool as a world-renowned football club and I think it is great for football - not just in this country but worldwide - we are challenging for trophies.
"This is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world and it is my job, along with the staff here, to push it up into those echelons of the game where it belongs."
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 player ratings
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 player ratings
1/24 David de Gea 6/10
Nowhere near any of the three penalties. Slightly made amends with a late stop from Suarez from close range, but then beaten again minutes after
2/24 Rafael 5/10
Lucky to remain on the pitch for the second period after an ugly tackle on Gerrard and then handball for the first penalty. Offered little in attack, too
3/24 Phil Jones 4/10
Confused by the movement of Sturridge, who ran rings around him. Recklessly charged out like a bull in a china shop to concede the second penalty.
4/24 Nemanja Vidic 3/10
Unlucky for second yellow for lunge at Sturridge, but, like most of his team-mates, looked well off the pace. His Italian retirement home awaits
5/24 Patrice Evra 4.10
Endured a painful afternoon. Could not cope with the pace of Sterling and Sturridge – and had to deal with pair on his own with little help from Mata
6/24 Juan Mata 4/10
Alienated on the wing, and did not track back to help Evra at all, constantly leaving space for Liverpool to exploit – which they did.
7/24 Marouane Fellaini 3/10
Had some success with interceptions early on, but, like Carrick alongside him, was run ragged as the game wore on. Another lacklustre display.
8/24 Michael Carrick 4/10
Pulled apart by the movement of Liverpool’s midfield. Could have conceded a fourth penalty with clumsy foul on Sturridge late on as well.
9/24 Adnan Januzaj 5/10
A couple of bursts forward made it look like he could provide the spark for United, but grew more and more anonymous, and timid.
10/24 Wayne Rooney 6/10
Had United's only real chance, when his powerful effort was saved by Mignolet.
11/24 Robin van Persie 5/10
Cut a frustrated figure. Struggled to get in the game and kept turning away from goal into blind alleys whenever he got a sniff of the ball.
12/24 Best of the bench: Danny Welbeck 4/10
Replaced the ineffective Januzaj with 15 minutes remaining, and although a willing runner, he chased shadows like his demoralised team-mates.
13/24 Simon Mignolet 7/10
Impressive stop from Rooney’s driven effort was the only time he was called upon. Then just watched the masterclass like everyone else
14/24 Glen Johnson 7/10
The right-back put in a solid shift, although was hardly in the thick of it such was United’s tame attacking. Did everything that was asked of him well
15/24 Martin Skrtel 7/10
The busier of Liverpool’s centre-back pairing, sticking close to Van Persie. But he struggled at times when Rooney decided to power into the box.
16/24 Daniel Agger 7/10
Beaten too easily by some early breaks from Rooney, but the Danish defender was comfortable for the majority of the match.
17/24 Jon Flanagan 7/10
Clattered about early on in the match but did not give Januzaj or Rafael any joy at all in a no-nonsense performance from the 21-year-old.
18/24 Steven Gerrard 9/10
Ended the match with a nose bleed as Liverpool entered nose-bleed territory in deserved fashion. A quite brilliant performance from the captain
19/24 Joe Allen 8/10
Usual great distribution of the ball, but was also happy to do the dirty work, putting in important blocks to launch his team on the attack.
20/24 Jordan Henderson 8/10
Sharp as a tack and always on the move. Has added incisiveness to his game this season. Something Carrick and Fellaini sorely lacked.
21/24 Raheem Sterling 7/10
Looked to get involved in every Liverpool attack, buzzing around the pitch. Neat and tidy with his passing in a more central midfield position
22/24 Luis Suarez 8/10
Put the icing on the cake with astute finish past De Gea in the final stages. Dropped a little bit deeper for maximum impact and terrorised poor Jones.
23/24 Daniel Sturridge 8/10
His pace and movement constantly troubled the United defence but was wasteful in front of goal. Unfair tumble to win the third penalty.
24/24 Philippe Coutinho 7/10
Came on for Sterling with 18 minutes remaining and nearly helped himself to a goal in closing stages but dragged a long-range effort wide.
While Liverpool's win at Old Trafford resonated around the Premier League and beyond Rodgers insists he and his players are not getting ahead of themselves.
He feels that is the best way to deal with the challenge of staying in the race for top spot.
"We had a wonderful result and performance at Old Trafford but there hasn't been any talk about winning the title," added the Reds boss.
"We are relaxed but focused. We don't forecast or predict results in any games.
"It can become pressure when you look too far ahead, we are looking to Cardiff (on Saturday) - that has been our world this week.
"The pressure will be for other clubs but when you play for Liverpool there is pressure every game."
Rodgers' mantra for the last couple of months is to focus on the immediate future and not get distracted by what may lie ahead, despite optimism being at an all-time high in the last few years.
"We will speak about the run-in when it has finished at the end of the season," said the Northern Irishman.
"For me it has always been about the next game, and that might sound boring but it is the reality of where we are at.
"There is no point worrying about Sunderland next Wednesday if we've got a massive game on Saturday at 3pm.
"It is fairly straightforward. I think it is great for the supporters to dream and I think they have great pride in what they are seeing.
"We have had a very good season, are second in the league, and our level of play is improving all the time but we haven't done anything yet."
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