Udinese striker Antonio di Natale was thrilled with their Europa League win at Liverpool.

The Friulani achieved something extraordinary by fighting back in the second half to conquer Anfield 3-2.

"It is a moment of great joy for our big family, because that's what we are at Udinese," smiled the hitman.

"All of us, players, fans, coaching staff and club, are a big family and we wanted to do well here against an important team like Liverpool."

It was a pointed comment and hug for Coach Francesco Guidolin after Di Natale was frozen out on Sunday over a locker room row.

"Why did I slide on my knees in front of the fans? They are our supporters and it was a fun moment. They give us so much.

"The team played a great game against a prestigious club."