Manchester City midfielder James Milner says they proved their quality with victory over Liverpool.< p>
City had to play out the closing 17 minutes with 10 men after Gareth Barry was sent off for two bookable offences but they did so with little alarm and even hit the post through Adam Johnson.
Milner said: "Liverpool are a very good side, you can see that from the side they put out and the players they brought on off the bench.
"They have got quality all over the field and it was always going to be tough.
"To win the game like we did, and pretty convincingly as well, down to 10 men, was good.
"That showed the quality and determination and what we are about as a team."