"We want to go into the last nine games and win as many as possible," Downing told the club's official website. "That's the target we set. It was a great win for us and will give us a lot of confidence going into the next games.
"We're certainly good enough as a team, we've proved that and that is a big victory, beating one of our rivals, who are third in the league. We've got a hell of a chance. We'll just finish the season well and then next season, with a few additions, we can kick on."
The Reds take on Southampton on Saturday.