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The Northern Irishman is ecstatic after taking 10 points from their first four games and wants to maintain their top-of-the-table momentum throughout the season

Brendan Rodgers is ecstatic with Liverpool's excellent start to the season.

The Reds are unbeaten in their first four matches and sit at the top of the Premier League table after Monday's 2-2 draw with Swansea City and the manager believes that his side can stay there if they show aggression and desire.

"You'd rather be there than be at the bottom!" Rodgers told reporters of Liverpool's lofty position. "What it does is that the more you are up there, the more aggression and will and desire you have to stay there.

"It's only four games in but we've had four tough games and we have only lost once in the last 16 games, so we are getting a level of consistency and that was the biggest thing for me.

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"Coming [to Swansea], there was no consistency in the performance and now we are just churning out wins and, if we can't win, we are drawing games with resilient performances like in the last 25 minutes at Swansea but I believe we will get better and more fluent as the season goes on so we are happy to be there and it gives us a fight to stay there."

Simon Mignolet is similarly delighted with the Reds' fine start and was impressed by the efforts of fellow new signing Mamadou Sakho on debut.

"It is a good feeling. We want to stay there and we want to try and do as best we can every single week," the Belgian enthused.

"With Sakho you can see he has all the qualities to be a centre-back in the Premier League. He's big and strong, and can pass the ball.

"It was good for him to make his debut and I hope he will settle into the team quickly. I played against him for the Under-21s with Belgium. He was captain of the French side. He looked an impressive player then and, from what I've seen in the training sessions since he came here, he's improved. He's a very good player who I'm sure will do well for us."

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