Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Sunday's 3-0 win over champions Manchester United proves their Premier League title credentials.
Gerrard scored twice from the penalty spot at Old Trafford on Sunday and missed the chance to become the first Premier League player to score a hat-trick of spot-kicks in the same game before Luis Suarez added a third late on.
United finished with 10 men after Nemanja Vidic received his second yellow card for bringing down Daniel Sturridge during the third penalty incident and the result leaves David Moyes' men seventh.
In contrast, Liverpool are second, four points off leaders Chelsea and with a game in hand on Jose Mourinho's side.
Gerrard knows there is plenty of work to do for Brendan Rodgers' men, but warned the other sides at the top of the table that Liverpool will battle until the end of the season.
"We've shown we're genuine contenders and we'll fight to the end," he told Sky Sports.
"We believe it but the easy thing is to talk the talk. The rest of the people fighting with us have to believe we're going for it."
The win was Liverpool's first at Old Trafford in seven attempts in all competitions and puts another major dent in Moyes' debut season at United.
Gerrard feels the margin of victory could have been greater, but warned of dwelling on the result.
"I've come here many times and this is one of the most difficult places to come. To come and dominate from start to finish, we're disappointed not to have scored more goals," he added.
"It's a fantastic day personally but we came here to win the game. We'll enjoy it but we need to move on quickly.
"We totally bossed the middle of park and I'm sure if you ask Manchester United defenders, I'm sure they'd tell you they've never had a more difficult day."
|15||N. Vidić||71' 77'|
|20||R. van Persie|
|Coach: D. Moyes|
for A. Januzaj 76'
for M. Fellaini 76'
for Mata 87'
|Newcastle hold talks over Northampton youngster|
|Cuadrado´s agent plays down Chelsea exit rumours|
|Liverpool´s Alberto set for Deportivo loan|
|Leverkusen suffer surprise defeat, Stuttgart hit six|
|Inter ´dismayed´ at Fiorentina vice-president´s Salah Twitter outburst|
|Blaszczykowski ruled out of Dortmund´s Asia tour|
|Gerrard gets the beers in for LA Galaxy fans|
|De Gea coy over Real links|
|Former Brazil star Carlos handed Delhi reins|
|Ciftci will not push through Celtic switch – agent|
|In-demand Mitrovic considering Roma offer|
|Lehmann calls on Cech to ´get over´ Chelsea|
|Marlos double sinks Monaco|
|Mauritius 0 South Africa 2 (agg 0-5): Bafana set up Angola qualifier|
|Keane relishing Gerrard arrival|
|Palace confirm Cabaye interest|
|Hamburg bring in Spahic after head-butt ban|
|Blatter hits out at France and Germany over World Cup votes|
|Sanchez: World Cup exit spurred Chile to Copa glory|
|Jojic makes Cologne switch, Santana move falls through|
|Carrillo keen to get going at Monaco|
|Micronesia thrashed 38-0 as Fiji triumph in Olympic qualifier|
|Schalke stunned by ´machine´ Caicara|
|MLS Review: Keane shines at Gerrard´s Galaxy unveiling|
|Counter-attacking the key for Japan|
|Jimenez happy at Atletico|
|Gerrard predicts ´successful future´ with Galaxy|
|Iniesta can´t see Real selling Ramos|
|Keshi sacked as Nigeria coach|
|Three finals, three defeats for Messi, Mascherano|
|Nani close to Fenerbahce move|
|Sampaoli revels in ´unbelievable joy´|
|Bravo: Copa victory a dream|
|Martino: Argentina should have won|
|Chile 0 Argentina 0 (4-1 on penalties): Hosts end trophy drought|
|Germany 0 England 1 (after extra time): England make World Cup history|
|Kenya 0 Ethiopia 0 (agg 0-2): Hosts sent out of CHAN qualifiers after second penalty miss|
|Dortmund put 17 past Olympians, Bremen hand out thrashing|
|Dinamo Zagreb confirm arrests of coach and club president|
|I didn´t know who Wimbledon guest Klopp was - Brown|
|LeBron James backs Liverpool captain Henderson for FIFA 16 cover.|
|Ramos: I am not negotiating with anyone|
|Valencia complete Mina swoop|
|United States v Japan: US seek final redemption|
|Hanousek consigns Celtic to defeat|
|Roma confirm Dzeko interest|
|Arsenal forward Podolski completes Galatasaray switch|
|Warm Dortmund welcome delights Tuchel|
|Silva vows to fight for Madrid place|
|Mancini hints at Shaqiri and Santon departures|
|Bojan raring to go after return from injury|
|Babel backs Firmino to shine at Liverpool|
|Falcao must wait to impress, warns Chelsea favourite|
|Bartomeu: Deal in place for Turan|
|Parejo re-signs with Valencia|
|MLS Review: Sounders return to winning ways|
|Klinsmann unhappy with USA performance|
|High hopes for Paraguay - Diaz|
|Gareca: More to come from Peru|
|Gerrard had European offers|
|Argentina out to spoil Chile´s party - Martino|
|Sampaoli: Chile won´t change style|
|Di Maria will come good at United - Rojo|
|Peru 2 Paraguay 0: Gareca´s men finish third at Copa|
|United States 4 Guatemala 0: Klinsmann´s men win comfortably|
|´I’d prefer no-one to know my name´ - Bassett|