Jurgen Klopp believes a series a good games will put Liverpool in the mix for the title, despite their poor outings so far.
Liverpool surrendered their advantage to draw 1-1 against Newcastle, meaning they have only won one league game in four and one in seven in all competitions.
And despite being seven points behind joint leaders , City and United, Klopp feels they can get the points to close the gap.
“I really think it looks like we are not far away from a real challenger,” he told reporters. “If we do what we are good at then we can score more goals and we will win more games and we don’t have to think about other teams and we will close the gap.
“I cannot talk about our football and the gap between us and other teams. We have our hard moment. Other teams will have their hard moment.
“We need to work on our thing. It is all about our situation, we are not thinking about where the others are.
“I have not seen a drop in confidence from the players. It is our duty to be confident because the boys have the quality. We need to play football. If you try and try and try and it doesn’t work…
“Then Philippe Coutinho scores the goal of the moment and we make one mistake. We made one real mistake. I’m not sure who was responsible and then at the end, unlucky, it is one-one.”