The 212th Merseyside derby may not have been much to look at but for Jamie Carragher the result was all that counted. The Reds defender now hopes his side's 2-0 win can signal the start of a Premier League renaissance.
"I think we just shaded it to be honest, but it was not a great game," he told Sky Sports 1.
"It was a typical derby game, a lot of long balls, second balls and a lot of fighting but not a lot of quality.
"But a win is important. Results went for us yesterday so we realised it was an important game to move up the league. We've not performed as well as we'd have liked this season but we're the ones who can change that, with a couple of wins hopefully we can do that but we still have a long way to go."