Liverpool's players are saying the right things, now for more of the performances?

It seems the United win has been put swiftly behind them by the Liverpool players.

It is easy to get carried away when you win at the home of the Champions, especially as comprehensively as Liverpool did at Old Trafford on Sunday.

But it seems as though the players have moved on quickly. Cardiff City is next up for Liverpool as they look to stretch their winning run to six league games.

The question is whether Liverpool can back up these words with actions when they head to the struggling South Wales club at the weekend.

It has all the hallmarks of a banana skin, and as is said time and again, season after season, ‘it’s a game you’ve got to win if you want to become champions.’

But Liverpool’s professionalism has been quite good going into games following big wins this season. After the hammering at Tottenham, they overcame this weekend’s opponents at Anfield quite comfortably in the end.

They beat Everton emphatically in the Merseyside derby, and were it not for a terrible individual error from Kolo Toure they will have taken all three points against West Bromwich Albion.

There is also that win against Arsenal, which was followed up by a gutsy win at Fulham. Southampton away produced a big win, Manchester United away produced a big win. Every game seems big.

Jordan Henderson was quoted on the official Liverpool website saying: "We dominated from start to finish and I am very pleased in that respect, but we just move on to this week against Cardiff, that will be a difficult task as we are away from home so we need to prepare well for that."

It sounds like a good attitude is coming out of Melwood, which seemed to be echoed from Martin Skrtel who said on his official website: "I am also happy that we kept our clean sheet. Now we must show our improvement against Cardiff."

Whilst both players have reflected on the magnitude of the win against United, Cardiff is firmly at the forefront of Liverpool's minds. Now they just need the performance to match the talk and to keep their momentum going.  

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