Liverpool showed their main title rivals that they are well and truly up for the challenge after defeating a resolute Burnley outfit 4-2 at Anfield on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane each scored twice as the Reds showed their fighting qualities were in fine order after falling behind to a contentious Ashley Westwood goal in the sixth minute.
While the nature of conceding that goal would have knocked the confidence out of Liverpool sides from the recent past, this squad is made of real substance and that showed as Firmino and Mane scored within ten minutes and they took that lead into the half-time interval.
The Brazilian gave the Reds some breathing space midway through the second half, but the home team had to withstand a nervy finish when Clarets substitute Johann Berg Gudmunsson struck in the first minute of injury time.
However Mane sent everyone's heart rate back to normal levels when he scored two minutes later to give the Reds a deserved victory.
Speaking to the Official site, Andy Robertson said that the team would be embracing the challenge that lies ahead in the last couple of months.
" It’s another game down, eight to go. It’s going to be exciting one way or another.
" I’ve said in all the interviews I’ve done, we need to give 100 per cent in every single game and whether it gets us a trophy or it doesn’t, we need to deal with that.
" The position we’re in now, one point behind with eight games to go, if we perform like that – especially with our attitude – then it’ll stand us in good stead.
" We’ve got some tough games coming up but we look forward to the chase and hopefully we can push them all the way.”
Robertson was very pleased with the way the team responded from conceding the early goal and the overall quality of their play.
" The work-rate from all of us was brilliant, our counter-press to get the ball quickly and our reactions to poor passes or chances missed.
" We reacted well and we looked positive, that’s what we needed to get better at.
" We did that. We kept going and we were ruthless when the chances came."
Away from the title race, Robertson is looking forward to the challenge that awaits in Munich on Wednesday evening against a in-form Bayern outfit.
“Last season we were good away from home in the Champions League, we caused teams problems and that’s what we need to do again.
"It will probably be a different game, they’ll need to come out a bit more, their fans will demand they try to create.
"It’s all about trying to keep them out first and foremost and then hopefully we can take the chances we get and do enough to get through.”