Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his Liverpool team after it moved another step closer to the Premier League title Sunday.
The Northern Irishman saw his side battle to a crucial 3-2 victory at Norwich City, a result that propels it five points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table with just three games remaining.
Liverpool was forced to dig as the Canaries mounted a spirited response, though, and Rodgers was effusive in his praise of his players for their attitude in sealing a vital win.
"(In the first half) we showed great quality - we were nerveless, in our possession and our control," Rodgers said. "But credit to Norwich, they changed their shape to 4-2-3-1 second half [and] they got a goal, which gave them and the crowd a bit of momentum. From that, it was always going to be a tough game for us.
"But we showed everything again - the quality of our play and our positioning in the first half was exceptional. Second half, when we had to show the character and resilience and determination; we showed that in bundles."
Liverpool's victory ensures it can finish no lower than third in the Premier League - meaning a return to the Champions League next campaign is guaranteed after a four-season absence - and Rodgers lauded his squad for the achievement.
"Congratulations to the players," he said. "At the start of the season everyone thought it would be a struggle for us to get to fourth, so it shows the magnitude of the effort that they've put in."