Liverpool should squeeze every point possible from their final 11 fixtures of the season, according to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who senses a platform has been created and must be maximised.

Brendan Rodgers' team currently claim fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and hold a six-point advantage - and far superior goal difference - over Tottenham Hotspur in that particular race.

With almost a third of the campaign still ahead, though, the Reds' stopper has called for calm; not least when they travel to face Southampton this weekend, the only side to have left Anfield victorious.

Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo: "We are in a good position at the moment but, with 11 games to go, there are still a lot of things that can happen. We just need to try to get as much as we can out of all the games we have left.

"We need to stay calm and just focus on our next game at Southampton. That's going to be a very difficult game for us and we need to prepare well. We won't be thinking about what's happened against them in the past.

"We did our job against Swansea by getting the three points, and winning at home like we have done so many times this season gives us a great platform to build on. Hopefully we can keep this run in the league going. We're happy with where we are but there's still a long way to go.

"The gaffer gives everyone confidence. When you step onto the pitch you know that he's behind you and supporting you. Everyone is trying to do their job the best they can and we need to keep doing that until the end of the season."

The Belgian was helpless to prevent three goals from breaching his net during the 4-3 win over Swansea City on Sunday - an unstoppable drive, a deflected finish and a powerful penalty kick.

That said, the Reds' No.22 is highly conscious of the importance of increasing the side's clean sheet tally - seven in the Premier League at the moment - to simplify the objective of claiming three points.

He commented: "We made it a bit more difficult than it needed to be. We went 2-0 up and then Jonjo Shelvey scored a beautiful goal - when that happens, you have to take it on the chin.

"For their second, there was a big deflection and then the third was a penalty. It was a bit unfortunate but we showed character, just like we did at Fulham, to come through it and get the three points.

"It wasn't easy but we scored four goals and it was a very important win for us. The objective going into every game is to win and we did that. Obviously it's easier to do that if you are not conceding goals and we know we need to be tighter and not concede so many."