Jordan Henderson put in another impressive performance in central defence, keeping a clean sheet alongside new signing Ozan Kabak.
And he admitted the result was a big boost for the Reds ahead of this weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield.
“It was an important game for us,” the Reds skipper said. “Tough game. Really happy with the performance overall. Keep a clean sheet was important for us.
“From start to finish defensively we pressed really well, won the ball back and looked dangerous going forward. Good win but only half the job done. Another leg to go.
“It’s only one good result. Yes we’re pleased with it. Now we’ve got to turn our attention to the Premier League, recover and do our best in that as well.”