The next few weeks of the Premier League campaign will make or break Liverpool's title credentials, according to Luis Suarez.
Liverpool's emphatic 5-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur lifted them to within two points of Arsenal after the league leaders suffered defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The Uruguayan international added two more to his ever-increasing tally at White Hart Lane to mark an incredible run of eight goals in his last three games to help maintain the Reds' presence at the summit of the Premier League table.
And with consecutive away trips at Manchester City and Chelsea to follow after this weekend's clash with Cardiff City at Anfield, Suarez believes the club will have a clearer indication of what they are capable of in the coming weeks.
"I think it is too early to say," the former Ajax striker said when asked of his side's title ambitions.
"If we continue this level the next two or three weeks we can win the league or we can finish in the top four. It is important we concentrate and focus on the next game. We know that after Cardiff we have two very, very big games.
"That will be important to what comes next."
Suarez, who was speaking from the Emirates Stadium after being awarded the 2013 Player of the Year award at the William Hill Football Supporters'' Federation Awards, also paid tribute to the Liverpool supporters.
After being recognised as one of the most maligned figures in English football following his bite on Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last April, the striker's image took another hit during a tumultuous summer where he attempted to engineer a move away from Anfield.
Having since made his peace with the club, Suarez notes winning over supporters once again as a highlight of his year.
"Coming back to play at Anfield: because after so many difficult moments for me I was able to win the supporters back and that was unbelievable when I came back to play.
"They helped me, and that was important for me, for my confidence, and for my family, because they are together with me in this.
"It's very special for me (the award) because my hard work on the pitch is recognised. Everybody knows about my problems and my difficult year, but after that I forgot everything and have been able to get back on the pitch.
"Liverpool are starting to reach their potential and we can play our best on the pitch. It is very important that we stay together, we keep going, this is very important.
"If Liverpool don't have these players I cannot continue my level, because it is too much. They know I am important, so they try everything to stay together, that's important for me, but it's more important for the club."