Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool's 2-1 win against Manchester United can help the Reds mount a serious title challenge.
Carlos Tevez put United ahead early on at Anfield. But after a torrid opening period, Liverpool were level with a Wes Brown own goal before Liverpool dominated the second half and Ryan Babbel grabbed a priceless win with 13 minutes left.
"It (the win) gives us belief and confidence because we've beaten the best team in Europe," said Liverpool's stand-in captain."It gives us the belief that we can beat anyone in the league."We hope we can now push on for the rest of the season. It should spur us on, because we've not been playing too well. That is the best we've played."It also gives us a bit of breathing space between us and United, and top is where a club like Liverpool should be," the former England international added.
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez was equally delighted with the win, his first against United since taking over at Anfield in 2004."It was good for the confidence of the players," explained the Spaniard."At half-time we were talking about having confidence and determination going forwards - and in the second half we were the best team."We showed quality and character to come back, and the understanding of Robbie Keane and Dirk Kuyt was very good. Their pressing was really important for the rest of the team."