Liverpool will be treating every game 'like a final' as they push for a successful end to the season in both the Premier League and Europe, according to Emre Can.
The Reds put themselves on the brink of qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League by scoring five away goals in a 5-0 win over Porto in the first leg of the sides' last-16 tie last month.
And their bid to secure a place in next season's competition remains on track, with Jürgen Klopp's side currently sitting third in the English top-flight, four points ahead of fifth place.
Next up for Can and co is an Anfield clash with Newcastle United and the German insists he and his teammates are fully focused on the task at hand, as they will be for every fixture that remains this term.
"It is a very, very important game for everyone and I think everyone is looking forward to the match," he told Sky Sports News.
"Each game is like a final, we have to look from each game to each game and now on Saturday it will really be a very tough game against Newcastle.
"They have a good team and it will not be easy. We have to focus on that, we have to train for that and we have to give our best for that.
"I think we have a good basis now for the end of the season. We are third in the Premier League, we are still in the Champions League and I think we are in a very good position.
"But we have to push on and we have to keep going and play like we have in the last few games."
Liverpool are just two points short of second-placed Manchester United going into the weekend, and Can believes overhauling Jose Mourinho's men is a worthy target for the end of the season.
"You can see how tight it is, and of course we want to be in top four, we want to be second after City," he added.
"I think City will be difficult to catch because they have too many points but of course we can be second."