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QPR boss Hughes thrilled with amazing comeback against Liverpool

QPR boss Mark Hughes was proud of his players after their amazing late 3-2 win over Liverpool.

Shaun Derry started an unlikely comeback with a 77th-minute header and former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse levelled four minutes from time.

The unthinkable occurred in stoppage-time as substitute Jamie Mackie slotted past Jose Reina to make it 3-2 and secure the west Londoners an invaluable three points.

"It could be a defining moment and we have to make sure that it is," Hughes said after the match.

"I think we have been frustrated in recent weeks because we have felt things have gone against us. Things have been taken out of our hands.

"We haven't done too badly in games performance-wise but we haven't been able to get points on the board.

"Certainly in the first 20 minutes we looked nervous in terms of trying to get a foothold in the game and Liverpool were very strong in that opening period.

"They came out fast and we looked apprehensive, which is understandable I would suggest.

"We started to get back into the game and obviously going two goals behind to Liverpool is difficult for any team.

"But we showed great belief and we were determined to get something out of the game when we got one back.

"You hope for nights like this where things go for you and you go back on level terms.

"Possibly at that point we would have taken [a point], but thankfully Jamie Mackie did not feel that way and took it away from Liverpool. It is a great night for him and everybody.

"There were some big performances right across the board. From our point of view it was huge in terms of belief and what we will take out of the game.

"Now it is important we look to the weekend and make sure we don't let this go to waste."

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