Defeat at City on January 3 was Liverpool’s first in the league this season and Firmino stressed the importance of bouncing back immediately at Brighton to not give champions City another chance to cut the gap when they host Wolves on Monday.
“That’s what the Premier League is all about — it’s intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the second place will overtake them,” the Brazilian told Liverpool’s website.
“We know we can’t go to sleep and lose silly points. We must maintain our focus until the end of the season.”