Emre Can believes the manner of Liverpool’s win over Manchester City will earn them more respect from opponents at home and abroad.
The Reds brought City’s 30-match unbeaten Premier League run to an end in thrilling style with a 4-3 victory at Anfield on Sunday.
It was not so much the result as the way Jurgen Klopp’s side took the game to the runaway Premier League leaders, who were comfortably outplayed to be 4-1 down with five minutes to go, that impressed many.
Can thinks it could give them a psychological advantage, particularly with a key Champions League last-16 tie to come against Porto in a month’s time.
“Of course against Manchester City we played brilliant,” said the German international.
“If the teams saw us playing like that, they will give us a lot of respect and we will take a lot of confidence.
“If teams watch our performance they will think ‘oh wow!’ They will see we are a strong side.
“Every single player performed and did an amazing job. Sadio (Mane), Roberto (Firmino), Mo (Salah), they scored the goals, but Robbo (Andrew Robertson), Joel (Matip), Joe (Gomez) did an amazing job. We don’t have to pick one player.
“We have played a lot of games that are very good but this one? It was one of the best we have done, for sure.
“But this is just one game, it is just three points, and we have to keep going.”