Liverpool may be currently sitting at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, but Brendan Rodgers insists the hard work is only just starting for his team.

The Reds' 1-0 victory over Manchester United last Sunday ensured they went into the current international break at the top of the pile having taken maximum points from their first three fixtures.

However, Rodgers is adamant no-one at Melwood will be getting carried away by Liverpool's opening to the campaign.

"It's been a great start for us but we can't get carried away," the boss told the Liverpool Echo.

"We had a difficult start to last season but since January our form has been outstanding.

"I have to say the players have been magnificent with the work they have put in.

"We had a really good pre-season when we had the whole squad together working well and that ensured we were well prepared.

"If you work your socks off then talent comes through and we need to keep working in this way going forward.

"The players have already demonstrated so far this season that they have that resilience to keep fighting and persevere to get the result.

"There is a long way to go this season but we're really looking forward to the challenge."

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Rodgers attended a special Bill Shankly dinner in the city centre earlier this week along with a number of legends from Liverpool's illustrious history.

"Events like that are very humbling," said the manager. "These are the guys who set the club up to what it is today.

"We will fight for our lives every single day to get the club back up there. The history this club has gives us great motivation going forward. We always have to strive to get back to that."