Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists being top of the league is brilliant and he is sleeping better than ever, despite the perceived pressure which comes with the position.
The Reds are five points clear of Sunday's visitors Chelsea and six ahead of third-placed Manchester City, who have a match in hand, with three games to go.
Liverpool are closer to the title than they have been in the 24 years since they last won it, but Rodgers stressed it would not be a failure were they not to win it from this position.
"No chance. We have next year to go again so it is not the end of the world," he said.
"We want to win, we are in a brilliant position, but the focus is only on Chelsea.
"That is a big game for us and we will hopefully get over that hurdle - we might clip it, but as long as we get over it that is important - and then it is on to the next one.
"We must enjoy it. We are not going to not enjoy it.
"There is no pressure with it. People say to me 'Are you not enjoying it? You must not sleep at night'. I haven't slept better!
"This is brilliant, we are top of the most competitive league in the world, the city has a real vibe and excitement around it, the supporters are loving it and we are showing the real scale of the club.
10 reasons why Liverpool can still lose the Premier League title race
10 reasons why Liverpool can still lose the Premier League title race
1/6 Chelsea could well win at Anfield
The next game for Liverpool is against title rivals Chelsea. While Liverpool showed in the 3-2 win over Manchester City that they can win the big games, the visit of the team from west London is another proposition. Quite simply, Jose Mourinho is a genius when it comes to the big games. Against the other current top-four sides, Chelsea haven't lost. They beat City home and away, beat Arsenal 6-0 at Stamford Bridge and drew at the Emirates and won 2-1 against Liverpool. If Liverpool lose on Sunday, Chelsea will be just two points behind. If City win their remaining games and Liverpool win their other two, they will finish the season equal on points; City currently have a better goal difference.
2/6 Changes at the top
What now seems a long time ago, Arsenal were well clear at the top of the table. A little later in the season, Manchester City were leading and supposedly invincible. Liverpool, were, of course, the Christmas No 1, but sat in fourth place on New Year's Day. Chelsea had a spell at the top too. It's been a season of change, it'd be folly not to think there could be another one before the season is out.
3/6 Manchester City should not be discounted
This is a team who were two points behind Manchester United with just two minutes remaining in 2012, Sergio Aguero then scored in the 95th minute, and the rest is history. Should it go down to the final day, City will have had the experience of being in such a tense situation before, Liverpool have not - at least not for many years. If City win their remaining games and Liverpool win two and lose one, they will finish the season equal on points; City currently have a better goal difference.
4/6 Newcastle come last
Should it come down to the last day of the season there are few more fitting opponents than Newcastle. Liverpool have played out some of the classic games of the Premier League era against the Magpies, most notably the 4-3 thriller won by the Reds during the 1995/96 season. That win for Liverpool seriously damaged Newcastle's title ambitions - could the Magpies return the favour?
5/6 Liverpool's defence is awful
The Reds' defence has been as leaky as a half-built vessel in Liverpool's shipyards. They've got away with it thanks to the goals flooding in at the other end but will their luck hold out in the final couple of games? Crystal Palace, one of the remaining games, have a particular tight rear guard, making it all the more important that Liverpool hold at the other end. Liverpool have conceded more headers than any other side.
6/6 Kolo Toure
How a player of such limited ability as Kolo Toure could become the first to win the Premier League title with three different teams is unfathomable.
"I'd be lying if I said I expected us to be top of the league, but I certainly believed in the players and trusted their qualities and believed we could challenge for the top four.
"Yes we are a year ahead (of expectations), but we're not going to complain. We'll embrace it.
"We really want to help the supporters dream by making their dreams happen, but that is something we can only do by performing well and the consequence of that is hopefully winning games."
Despite suggestions they did not have the mentality to win the title, Liverpool have so far answered their critics with 11 successive victories.
And Rodgers said because the likes of Chelsea and City had begun the season with title aspirations, they were likely to be finding it more of a strain than his squad.
"I think everyone is talking about pressure but that is Manchester City or Chelsea - when you spend that sort of money and expect to win the league," he added.
"I don't think there is pressure on ourselves, only from what we have within. Look at Tottenham, you spend over £100-odd million you'd expect to be challenging for the league.
"We will do the best we possibly can. At this moment in time we have been absolutely outstanding."
And were Liverpool not to complete the job in the next three games, the Reds boss said it would not be as a result of them cracking.
He said: "I believe it won't be because of pressure; a bit of luck might go against us or we make a mistake - which can happen in football - but the players have shown since the second half of last season we have coped with pressure."
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho suggested that, with a finely-balanced Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, he would field a weakened side at Anfield, but Rodgers paid that no attention.
"Jose is a winner, he won't give up," he said.
"There are certainly no mind games on behalf of him to me, he knows me well enough to know it wouldn't bother me one iota what he says or does.
"I've seen some stuff saying a weakened team will be played, but that is hugely disrespectful to their players if they are deemed to be the weaker ones in the squad.
"Whatever team they put out will have cost more than ours and will be more experienced.
"It is difficult because they have the game in the week and there is no doubt if they played the same team on Sunday and Wednesday there is a cost.
"You saw it with Manchester City. When they played us it was a really intense game, and I think Manuel (Pellegrini) felt on the Wednesday when they played Sunderland they had a real cost and ended up drawing the game."
Rodgers also expressed some sympathy for David Moyes after he was sacked by Manchester United earlier this week.
"I'm saddened that a man who is an outstanding manager lost his job in the circumstances he did," added the Northern Irishman.
"I find it fascinating and sad he was opened up to the ridicule he was."
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