Positives and negatives taken after Etihad win
ESPN's David Usher reflects on the point.
"This was the kind of display that many felt the Reds were incapable of producing. It's all well and good winning at Anfield, riding the crest of a wave of emotion from the stands, but this was a whole different kind of statement by Liverpool."
"The one thing Liverpool needed to avoid was conceding an early goal, yet that's exactly what happened. It was a self-inflicted wound, but it is to the players' credit that they were able to come back from it and win the game."